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Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences

Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
This programme will provide the students with cutting edge knowledge in exploration and mining geology used by earth scientists active in exploration and mining of metals and minerals.

The programme covers aspects necessary for an environmentally aware geoscientist. The teaching is in English and the programme offers two specializations for the students; exploration and environmental geosciences. Luleå University of Technology is the northernmost technical university in Scandinavia. It is located 100 km south of the Arctic Circle at the Gulf of Bothnia which is a part of the Baltic Sea. The location gives you an unprecedented opportunity to experience the Nordic milieu with its contrasts between the gleaming winter, and the warm, sunny summer – the land of the eight seasons.


Exploration geosciences

This specialization includes ore geology, geophysical and petrophysical exploration methods, mineral economy and deposit evaluation. Are you interested in the global competition for securing the world’s demand of metals and non-metallic resources? Would you like to work outdoor in remote areas? Then this is the choice you should make.

Environmental geosciences

This specialization includes environmental geochemistry, environmental monitoring and geochemical modelling among other courses. If you want to understand how geology and the environment are linked together, how nature respond to natural and anthropogenic chemical compounds, how we monitor and remediate metal pollutions, then this is the choice you should make!

Labour market

The master programme provides skills for work as a geologist / geophysicist in the exploration and mining industry or work as a geoscientist with an environmental focus. We have networks all around the world which may offer possibilities for international MSc thesis work. If you want to pursue an academic carrier within exploration and environmental geosciences LTU is an excellent starting point.

Master Programme in Exploration and Environmental Geosciences
Luleå, Normal teaching, Autumn 2022

Startdatum 2022-08-29, v.36 2022
Day-time, 100%

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree of minimum 180 ECTS with at least 60 ECTS in the area of nature resource technology, geology or geoscience.

Good knowledge in English, equivalent to English 6

More information about English language requirements


The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

Closed for application

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Glenn Bark

Glenn Bark, Senior Lecturer

Organisation: Ore Geology, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491039