Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS) in Geology and Land Management

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea Magistrale (Second cycle degree/Two year Master - 120 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8027
Course class LM-74 - Geology
Years in which the programme is being held 1st and 2nd year
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies

The degree programme has two curricula:

- Curriculum A Hydro-geological Risk

- Curriculum B Georesources

Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Matteo Berti
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Candidates for the 2nd cycle degree programme in Photochemistry and molecular materials shall meet the curricular requirements and must pass a test to assess their personal competencies and skills.

Curricular requirements:

Candidates must have a 1st cycle degree or other suitable qualification obtained abroad in one of the classes listed in the degree programme teaching regulations.

They must also have obtained credits in the subject areas indicated in the admission requirements established for the programme in the degree programme teaching regulations.

Assessment of personal competencies and skills

Admission to the 2nd cycle degree programme is subject to the passing of a test to assess the candidates' personal competencies and skills, which will follow the methods defined in the degree programme teaching regulations.

Furthermore, English language skills will be assessed in the methods laid down in the degree programme teaching regulations.

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The degree programme provides for an internship of 150 hours (6 credits) to be spent with a firm or public organisation in Italy or abroad that has entered into an agreement with the University of Bologna. The organisation may be chosen directly by students or proposed by professors or by the University Internship Office. The way in which the internship will be organized is agreed upon with the host organisation. The internship represents an important opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of the world of work. Students who work already may request that this experience is recognised as a substitute to a work placement.

Extra-curricular activities

In addition to the curricula course units there are a number of conferences and seminars organised at the Department of Earth Sciences and Geological-Environmental Science; these events are published on the Department site:

Training seminars for the writing of the thesis and the preparation of power point presentations are held for graduating students.

Every year a course is organised on the creation of geological sections for students graduating from the 2nd cycle degree programme that intend to sit the professional examination for Geologists, as this forms part of the examination.

Every year the Association of Geologists of the Emilia-Romagna Region, along with the Department of Earth Sciences and Geological-Environmental Science organises a cycle of training seminars for recent graduates who wish to sit the State Examination for the profession of Geologist. The seminars are open to first and second cycle students.

International mobility

Students are offered a series of opportunities of carrying out exchanges programs due to the various existing agreements with foreign universities.For information about the programs you can contact:
International student office

Referente per la mobilità studentesca internazionale

Prof. Giuseppe Maria Bargossi

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

Career opportunities

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Scholarships and awards

Certain bodies and institutions offer awards and scholarships; the latter are awarded to give financial assistance for thesis related to topics on applications of geological surveying.

A yearly award of 1500 euros is offered by the Emilia-Romagna Association of Geologists, in memory of the Geologist Gianfranco Bruzzi, former Chairman of the Association, for the best thesis prepared by a graduate from the 2nd cycle degree programme on a topic related to applications of geology.

In the academic year 2007/08, as part of the activities organised by the Associazione Ciancabilla, in memory of Prof. Fulvio Ciancabilla, the Mountain Community of the Upper and Middle Reno Valley awarded a scholarship of 5000 euros for a thesis on the territorial area the Association.

Contact details

Director of the Second cycle degree programme: Prof. Matteo Berti

Course Tutor: Federica Landro

Students may also contact the course tutor at the following e-mail address:

Teaching Committee for Vocational Advice, Transfers and 2nd cycle degrees

Prof. Matteo Berti, prof. William Cavazza, Prof.ssa Rossella Capozzi, Prof. Federico Lucchi e Prof.ssa Silvia Castellaro.

Office accountable Teaching matters (of the Department):