General information

Academic year: 2021/2022

Level: Bachelor

Type: Bachelor's Degree

ECTS Credits: 240

Length of programme (full time): 4 AÑOS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Graduado(a) (MECES level 2 - EQF level 6)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

More info: programme website

Language(s) of instruction Spanish


Programme coordinator

Name: ÁNGEL, PUGA BERNABEU / angelpb@ugrUOPNutij.es


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Earth sciences (0532)

Main focus

The Bachelor’s Degree in Geology provides students with broad training covering the full range of disciplines that make up the Earth Sciences. The study is geared toward the employment of graduates in the mining industry, management of geological resources and the environment, as well as in the field of education and science.

Competences

1. Understand the interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere throughout the history of the Earth and within the framework of present-day plate tectonics.
2. Know the formation processes of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks and their minerals, as well as identify them in the field and in thin section.
3. Identify the principal fossils, their ages, and paleo-environments.
4. Know the different types of natural hazard and the methods used for their identification and evaluation.
5. Interpret existing geological maps and cross-sections and perform autonomous geological mapping in the field.
6. Understand geomorphological features and the landscape in general as the expression of interacting endogenous and exogenous geological processes.
7. Know the geological history of the Earth, and especially of the Iberian peninsula.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Graduado o Graduada en Geología

Qualification requirements

– The student must prove the level B1, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
– The student has to complete the ECTS credits of the study program distributed as follows:
Basic Formation (60 ECTS)
Obligatory (108 ECTS)
Optional (60 ECTS)
Final degree project (12 ECTS)

Programme courses

Course Name Year Period
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
APPLIED GEOMORPHOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
APPLIED HYDROGEOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
APPLIED PALEONTOLOGY 4th Year 2nd Semester
APPLIED SEDIMENTOLOGY 4th Year
BASIN ANALYSIS 4th Year 1st Semester
BIOLOGY 1st Year 1st Semester
CHEMICAL GEOLOGY 3rd Year 2nd Semester
CHEMISTRY 1st Year 1st Semester
CRYSTALLOGRAPHY 1st Year 2nd Semester
EDAPHOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
ENERGY RESOURCES AND GEOLOGICAL RESOURCE PROSPECTING 3rd Year 2nd Semester
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY AND GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 2nd Year 2nd Semester
FIELDWORK 1 2nd Year
FIELDWORK 2 3rd Year
FURTHER PALAEONTOLOGY 3rd Year 2nd Semester
GEOCHEMISTRY 3rd Year 1st Semester
GEOLOGICAL CARTOGRAPHY 1 1st Year 2nd Semester
GEOLOGICAL CARTOGRAPHY 2 AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) 2nd Year 1st Semester
GEOLOGICAL MATERIALS IN MONUMENTS. ALTERATION AND CONSERVATION 4th Year 1st Semester
GEOLOGICAL RISK LINKED TO SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES 4th Year 2nd Semester
GEOLOGY 1st Year 1st Semester
GEOLOGY OF MINERAL DEPOSITS 3rd Year 2nd Semester
GEOMATERIAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES 4th Year 1st Semester
GEOMORPHOLOGY 2nd Year 1st Semester
GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING AND EXPLORATION 4th Year 2nd Semester
GEOPHYSICS 3rd Year 1st Semester
GEOTECHNICS 4th Year 2nd Semester
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY 2nd Year 2nd Semester
HYDROCHEMISTRY AND UNDERGROUND WATER CONTAMINATION 4th Year 2nd Semester
HYDROGEOLOGY 3rd Year 2nd Semester
LITHOSPHERIC PROCESSES AND ACTIVE TECTONICS 3rd Year 1st Semester
MATHEMATICS 1st Year 1st Semester
MICROPALEONTOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester
MINERALOGY 1 1st Year 2nd Semester
MINERALOGY 2 2nd Year 1st Semester
MINERALOLOGY OF ORE, MINERALS AND INDUSTRIAL ROCK 3rd Year 1st Semester
PALEONTOLOGY 2nd Year 2nd Semester
PETROGENESIS 4th Year 2nd Semester
PETROOOGY 3rd Year 1st Semester
PHYSICS 1st Year 1st Semester
QUATERNARY GEOLOGY 4th Year 2nd Semester
REMOTE SENSING APPLIED TO NATURAL RESOURCES 4th Year 2nd Semester
SEDIMENTOLOGY 2nd Year 1st Semester
STATISTICS AND GEOSTATISTICS 1st Year 2nd Semester
STRATIGRAPHY 2nd Year 1st Semester
STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 2 3rd Year 1st Semester
TECTONICS AND STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY 2nd Year 2nd Semester
UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION 4th Year
VOLCANOLOGY 4th Year 1st Semester

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».

 

UGR Examination Regulations
https://docencia.ugr.es/sites/vic/docencia/public/inline-files/Normativa_de_evaluacion_y_calificacion_EN.pdf

 

More info on academic regulations at: 

https://ugrcat.ugr.es/en/about-ugr/#regulations

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