Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Geological Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8015
Course class L-34 - Earth sciences
Years in which the programme is being held 1st, 2nd and 3rd year
Mode of study Convenzionale
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Programme Director Matteo Berti
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Admission to the 1st cycle degree programme in Geological Sciences is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or suitable qualification obtained abroad, as well as appropriate basic knowledge and competences in the subjects covered under this programme.

The knowledge required for admission and the methods of assessment are laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation. Candidates not passing the assessment will be assigned additional learning requirements,

These additional learning requirements are subject to specific assessment.

The methods of assessment are laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation.

Students who do not complete the additional learning requirements by the date set by the competent bodies and in any case within the first year of the programme will be required to enrol as repeating students in the first year.

Admission to the degree programme is subject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, to level A2, in the methods laid down in the degree programme teaching regulation.

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The degree programme provides for an internship of 100 hours (4 credits) to be carried out with a firm or public organisation in Italy or abroad in agreement with the University of Bologna. The organisation may be chosen directly by students or proposed by professors or by the School Internship Office. The internship is an important opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience of employment positions. Students who work already may request that this experience is recognised as an internship.

Extra-curricular activities

In addition to the curricula course units there are a number of conferences and seminars organised at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences - BiGeA.
Training seminars for the writing of the final paper and the preparation of power point presentations are held for graduating students.
Every year the Association of Geologists of the Emilia-Romagna Region, along with the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences organises a cycle of training seminars for graduates who wish to sit the State Examination for the profession of Junior Geologist, held in the Department. The seminars are open to first and second cycle degree programme 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

International Student Mobility Contact person: Prof. Giuseppe Maria Bargossi

Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

Career opportunities

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Scholarships and prizes

Certain bodies and institutions offer prizes and scholarships; the latter are awarded as financial assistance for dissertations related to topics on applications of geological surveying.

Contact details

Director of the Degree programme: Prof. Matteo Berti

Degree Programme Tutor: Federica Landro

Degree programme teaching committee for vocational advice, transfers and second cycle degree programmes:

Prof. Matteo Berti, Prof. William Cavazza, Prof. Rossella Capozzi, Prof. Federico Lucci, Prof.ssa Silvia Castellaro.