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
Degree Programme Class LM-74 - Geology
Years in which the programme is being held 1st and 2nd year
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Curricula

The degree programme has two curricula:

- Curriculum A Hydro-geological Risk

- Curriculum B Georesources

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

Programme profile

The 2nd cycle degree programme in Geology and Land Management aims to provide cultural, technical and professional training in the field of Earth Sciences. The ultimate aim is to provide students with the cultural instruments and critical analysis skills required to enter the job and research markets, through experimental practice in the field and in the laboratory, working as professional geologists or technicians in local control bodies working in the field of hydrogeological damage and the recovery and assessment of georesources.

2nd cycle graduates will have specific knowledge of territorial geological surveying, subsoil investigations and in the retrieval, exploitation and management of natural resources. The resulting professional figure will also be able to work in the forecasting, prevention and mitigation of undesirable geological and hydrogeological effects resulting from human activity in the territory, the forecasting and prevention of geo-environmental risks and the prospecting and exploitation of geological resources and reserves. The professional skills acquired can be put to use in public institutions and bodies, private businesses, professional firms and companies.

The degree programme in Geology and Land Management has a common curriculum which is subsequently divided into 2 sub-curricula.

The 120 ECTS in this 2nd cycle programme are divided as follows:

- Common course units (core subjects): 22 ECTS (Geological Surveying 2; Geological Exploration of the Subsoil; Remote Sensing and GIS systems for Territorial Analysis);

- Core and supplementary course units: 50 ECTS;

ELECTIVE COURSE UNITS 8 ECTS;

- Internship: 6 ECTS;

- Final examination: 34 ECTS.

Hydrogeological Risk Curriculum: specifically focusing on training geologists in the forecasting and prevention of hydrogeological damage, support to territorial planning, monitoring and control of geological and environmental risks on a freelance basis. The course units in the curriculum are mainly practical and quantitative, based on numerical applications and processing and modelling; Georesources Curriculum: specifically focusing on training geologists in the retrieval, quantification, correct exploitation and management of natural land and sea resources. The course units in the curriculum, aiming to develop solid, modern skills in experimental geological research, guarantee the acquisition of specific soil skills and in-depth knowledge of instrumental methodologies.

External internship activities in businesses, public organisations and laboratories, are required. Finally, study periods may be spent in other universities in Italy, Europe or around the world as part of international agreements.

The curriculum ends with the production and discussion of an in-depth dissertation based on the collection and interpretation of field and/or laboratory data.


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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.




Curricula

The degree programme has two curricula:

- Curriculum A Hydro-geological Risk

- Curriculum B Georesources

Access to further study

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

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