Bachelor's Degree in Geology

If what you are really interested in is the Earth and understanding its dynamics and resources it has to offer, the UAB campus is for you! You will learn to conduct fieldwork, management and research tasks

General information

  • Faculty of Science
  • Bellaterra Campus
  • Duration: 4 courses - 240 credits
  • Places: 40
  • Admission mark: 5,182
  • Price per credit: 18.46 Euros
  • Language: Catalan (85%), Spanish (10%) and English (5%)
  • Academic calendar
  • Learning mode: On-site.
 Bachelor's Degree in Geology
  • The bachelor's degree in Geology offers the integrated training needed to become a good geologist, with quality lectures, compulsory work placements and fieldwork projects. Lectures are offered at the Faculty of Sciences together with other science degrees and the joint degree in Environmental Science + Geology, which fosters meeting and interacting with students from other bachelor's degrees.
  • Guidance services: students can consult people with experience when choosing their optional credits, solving problems that may come up or planning their future professional careers; each student has a tutor assigned to them for any academic help they may need.
  • Fieldwork: training to become a geologist at the UAB is largely oriented towards gaining practical skills; a total of 41 days out on the field are conducted during the degree:
    • 21 days are included in four, 6-credit subjects. In your first year, you will have a fieldwork subject to become familiar with geology in Catalonia. In your second year, there will be a fieldwork subject in Geological Mapping in Móra d’Ebre where you will learn to make geological maps. In your third year, you will work on Variscan orogeny in a transversal E-W from the Picos de Europa to the Ortegal county in Galicia. In your fourth year, you will study the Pyrenees mountains from N-S, starting at the Aragonese Pyrenees and from E-W from the Central pre-Pyrenees range.
    • 20 days fieldwork belonging to other subjects.
  • Work placements
  • Exchange programmes
  • UAB Summer School

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


Mobility programmes

Professional training


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