The Bachelor's Degree in Geology provides the necessary training in the composition, structure and dynamics of the Earth and its materials, as well as on its origin and evolution. The degree prepares students to use these skills in the basic fields of geology, both in the academic and in the applied sectors.

This degree offers students the choice of two specialisations: Environmental Geology, and Geotechnics and Geological Resources, both with a strong focus on professional aspects of the discipline. The first specialisation focuses on the environmental aspects of geology, such as the management of water, geological risks, land, etc. The second specialisation aims to address the growing need for geology in the construction and engineering sectors, as well as natural resource prospecting such as water, hydrocarbon and minerals.

A large percentage of geologists enter the workforce thanks to the strong demand for such versatile graduates, who can apply their professional skills in several areas of geotechnics and geological engineering, exploration and management of heritage and natural resources, and research into basic geology.

Student Profile

The ideal student for this course should have the following qualities:

  • Interest for language, culture and literature
  • Capacity for logical reasoning
  • Capacity to observe and reflect
  • Manual dexterity and spatial conception
  • Capacity to work in groups with people from other cultures and in different international fields
  • Good level of knowledge of scientific subjects
  • Good level of English

Career options

A degree in Geology qualifies its holder to work in construction, mining, petroleum and environmental firms. The main areas of employment for graduates are:

  • Geological mapping of territories
  • Assessment of geological risks
  • Quality control of natural construction materials
  • Geological studies for civil projects (geotechnics) and sounding control
  • Research and prospecting of natural resources (industrial minerals and rocks, fossil fuels, water)
  • Management and Assessment of Environmental Impacts

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Continuous assessment is used: classroom tests, assignments and exams. In all subjects the practical elements are tested (maps, microscope, etc.).


There is only one shift, mainly in the mornings but which takes up some afternoons also, since there are both theory and practice sessions.

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Learning resources

Learning resources

Faculty of Science
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21037
50 places
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Language: Catalan, Spanish and English
Price per credit: 35.77 Euros
Period of study: Registration is annual but the course is organised into semesters. In the 1st and 2nd years, year-long and semester-long subjects are combined. In the 3rd and 4th years all subjects are semester-long.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.

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