Master (2 years) of Science in Geology-Geoscience, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Geology is the science of the origins, composition and evolution of the Earth over 5 billion years, and the processes that change the Earth and form the foundation for our existence

As a graduate student in geology and geoscience, you will combine geological science with new knowledge and new methods within areas such as biology, physics, chemistry, nanotechnology, ecology, climatology and archaeology to build a holistic picture of the Earth's structure and evolution, providing you with an overview of our natural conditions of life.

You can choose between six tracks, or specialisations: Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology; Geological Applied Geophysics; Geomorphology; Palaeoclimate; Sedimentary Basin Studies, and Water Resources.

Read more about the specialisations and the structure of the programme.

Career Opportunities  

An MSc in Geology gives you a world of opportunities for employment with many interesting and different socially relevant assignments in Denmark and abroad. Most types of jobs involve fieldwork, analyses and the dissemination of findings.

Public sector jobs are typically in regional/municipal/public authorities, government research institutes like the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Risø National Laboratory and the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), or at universities and other institutions of higher education.In industry, jobs are spread out across many different sectors.

The largest private sector job sources are oil companies, construction companies and consulting engineering firms.

An increasing number of geologists from Denmark find work abroad in connection with environmental development work and consulting in the mining and oil industries, and at universities and other research institutions.


To be admitted to the programme you need to have a Bachelor degree in Geology or a Bachelor degree with specific subjects and courses included. Read about admission requirements and prioritisation criteria. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly. Please write to

Application takes place through an online application portal. To find out when and how to apply, please see this page.

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Geology-Geoscience at University of Copenhagen and student life at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at University of Copenhagen.

Watch a video about studying Geology-Geoscience at University of Copenhagen.

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About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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