Geological Sciences

2 curricula: Geodynamics, Geo-resources and Sustainable Development; Geology, Environment and Risks

  • Basic and applied knowledge/skills in the disciplines of Geosciences, promote the acquisition of transversal skills
  • Theoretical lessons flanked by many practical and multidisciplinary activities in labs and field surveys
  • Stimulating and dynamic study environment
  • Internships in advanced laboratories, companies, enterprises, professional studies
  • Large increase in job opportunities


Topics and focus:

  • Applied geological-paleontological/geomorphological disciplines
  • Geological modeling, GIS
  • Seismic, volcanic, hydrogeological risk
  • Industrial rocks/minerals, hydrocarbons, geothermal energy, environmental geochemistry
  • Soil conservation and climate change

Teaching approaches:

  • Theoretical and practical activities integrated with, laboratories, and field surveys
  • Experimental thesis, individual or group projects, problem solving
  • Internships at university or in companies/external institutions


Students participate in competition examination. Admission requirements can be found in the admission announcement. Enrollment stages are the following:

  • Standard (September)
  • Postponed (October/December): if places are still available

After the publication of the final ranking, admitted students can enroll by paying the first fee instalment. Non-EU students can participate in a specific call (March / April); Pre-registration on is required

For the announcement of admission, the attachments and further information consult the section dedicated to master’s degrees

Degree program class
LM74 Geological Sciences and Technologies
50 Slots available
Language Italian
Duration 2 years

Course description

The program is divided into 2 curricula: Geodynamics, Geo-resources and Sustainable Development; and Geology, Environment and Hazards. It educates experts of the territory through numerous practical and professionalizing activities in the laboratory and in the field, internships in Departmental laboratories or in extra-university facilities (companies, public structures, professional offices) favoring direct contact with the world of work. It trains experts in geological modeling, thematic cartography, analytical data processing, environmental risks, fossil and renewable energy resources, industrial rocks and minerals, applied geology, geomechanics, and hydrogeology.

Graduates in Geological Sciences (L-34 DM270), Earth Sciences (16 DM509/99) or with any other bachelor’s degree class that meets the curricular requirements indicated in the course regulations. The ideal candidate has an interest in technical and applied aspects of geology (natural and anthropogenic hazards, geo-resources, environmental sustainability).


The program offers extensive multidisciplinary and technical-professional knowledge and skills on the major issues of natural and anthropogenic risk assessment and management, applied geology, geological modeling, land use planning, exploration, protection, exploitation and sustainable use of geo-resources, climate change.


Greater possibility to work as a free-lance professional and to carry out research in public bodies/companies/agencies are increasing thanks to innovative technologies and to the wide-range competencies geologists acquire: building sites and big works, geo-Gnostics, hydrogeology, geothermal energy, mining research/hydrocarbons, land management, remote sensing, geological and cultural heritage, forensic field


Fees, contributions and exemptions

Costs calculated based on family income (ISEE-University) and including:

  • fee for the equal access to university studies (from 130€ to 160€);
  • annual amount (from 0 (if ISEE-University <= € 22,000) to € 2,000);

Flat tax = €1,000 for international students (UE and non UE)

With a family income (ISEE-University < € 24,000) students are entitled to receive:

  • Scholarship consisting of total exemption from taxes, cash share, canteen and accommodation service (for off-site students)
  • Grants for international mobility
  • Reduced rates for the use of sports facilities and cultural services
  • Benefits for students completing their degrees within regulation time

Exclusively on grounds of merit, students can obtain:

  • International mobility grants (Erasmus)
  • Free accommodation and canteen services published in the call DUnicAL career program for student-athletes. Facilitated access to STEM programs
  • prizes for excellent students
  • higher scholarships for female students

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Life on Campus

In the largest and best equipped campus in Italy students will experience the sense of a unique university community, sharing educational, recreational, sporting and cultural events with fellow colleagues and professors. The Campus is equipped with lecture rooms, a sports center, theaters, amphitheaters, cinemas, cafes, refreshment areas and other places for socialization, thus offering an extraordinary human and educational experience.

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Services to Students

Unical is organized as an independent town that provides the best possible solutions of accommodation for students and staff living on campus, because it offers multiple services for study activities and for individual and collective well-being: libraries, the Language Learning Center, counselling and inclusion services. The Campus also includes a health center, a post office, a bank counter and a mindfulness dedicated area.

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Residential Center

It complements and completes the services provided by the University of Calabria and has put into shape the idea of a British-American campus-style University. It encompasses 10 districts hosting the university residences, consisting of apartments with double and single rooms, living room, kitchen and toilets. In these districts there are common areas for study and recreational activities and sports, there are TV rooms, game rooms and gyms; launderettes and bike rental services are also available.

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