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Master in Geology

Master in Geology

This formation is taught in french.

The 2020-2021 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Master in Geology
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Sciences
  • Degree type
    Masters 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Sciences and technics/Sciences
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Sciences and technics - Sciences
  • Jury President
    Nadine MATTIELLI
  • Jury Secretary
    Vinciane DEBAILLE


General information

Degree type

Masters 120 crédits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Sciences and technics - Sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


Today, more than ever, geologists are geoscientists. Their multi-disciplinary background with earth and environmental sciences allows them to tackle complex issues associated with the impact of human activity on our planet. They are, and will be in the future, key players in the sustainable development of our societies. In addition to providing solid training on the theoretical, practical, and analytical tools necessary for a modern geologist, our Master in Geology gives students the opportunity to choose between two in-depth specialisations: geochemistry-geology or geochemistry-environment. Our curriculum provides students with strong professional skills that could lead them to scientific research, but also to careers in the private sector, e.g. in environmental consulting, or in the exploration, exploitation, and management of natural resources.


The Master in Geology is based on contributions from recognised experts in the fields of volcanology; isotope geochemistry and cosmochemistry; biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography; sedimentology; mineral deposits; and global modelling of the Earth system. In addition, experts from the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences of Belgium, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), and the Royal Observatory of Belgium take an active part in teaching activities, as part of the ‘Pole Géosciences de Bruxelles’.

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Student apply to go on an Erasmus exchange period or a work placement in another university, whether a close ULB partner or a member of an international networks that ULB is part of.

Royal Museum for Central Africa (MRAC), Royal Observatory of Belgium and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

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What's next ?


Environmental consulting, mineral and oil exploration, research, civil engineering, etc.

Geologists can be involved in local, regional, or even global issues, while their background can lead them to positions in the public or private sectors. The technical skills acquired in the Master of Geology are highly valued in industrial sectors that deal with geomaterials (civil engineering, cement, etc.) and geological resources (water, mining, oil, etc.). An increasing number of opportunities also exist in the public and non-governmental sector related to the management of natural hazards, land use planning, and the decontamination of soils and aquifers.