General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Blended

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

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

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Earth sciences (0532)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will possess advanced training in Geology, which will permit them to develop and apply original ideas in diverse basic and applied research contexts as well as in specialised professional practice related to the exploration and exploitation of energy and mineral resources. They will have the knowledge and skills to use methods and a wide range of technologies, such as mineral analysis, geochemical analysis, structural analysis, geophysical analysis, petrographic analysis, etc., applied to the exploration of geological resources. Finally, graduates will have the entrepreneurship and research capacity to collect high-quality multidisciplinary data regarding geological materials. They will be able to analyse and synthesise these data with a view to solving theoretical problems and applying them in practical contexts related to the characterisation of the subsoil and the evaluation of its resources.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Geología Aplicada a los Recursos Minerales y Energéticos

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
2D Subsoil Interpretation: Balanced Cross-Sections 1st Year 1st Semester
Basin Analysis Applied to Hydrocarbon Exploration 1st Year Yearly
Carbonate Rock Reservoirs 1st Year Yearly
Clays for Industrial Purposes 1st Year Yearly
Deposits Associated with Pegmatites and Hydrothermal Environments 1st Year 1st Semester
Deposits Associated with Sedimentary Sequences and Superficial Processes 1st Year 1st Semester
Deposits in Magmatic Environments 1st Year 1st Semester
Electron Microscopy of Geomaterials 1st Year 1st Semester
Geo-thematic Cartography 1st Year Yearly
Geochemical Analysis of Geomaterials 1st Year 1st Semester
Geochemical Prospecting 1st Year 1st Semester
Geochemistry of Sedimentary Records 1st Year 1st Semester
Geochronology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Geology and Exploration Principles for Fossil Fuels 1st Year 1st Semester
Geophysical Test Drilling in Subsoil Exploration 1st Year 1st Semester
Geothermal Resources 1st Year Yearly
GIS and 3D Digital Cartography 1st Year 1st Semester
Gravimetric, Magnetic, Electrical, and Magnetotelluric Exploration 1st Year Yearly
Ichnological Analysis for Reservoir Characterisation 1st Year Yearly
Legislation and Administration of Geological Resources 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Microfacies Analysis and Sedimentary Petrography 1st Year 1st Semester
Organic Matter and Hydrocarbon Generation 1st Year Yearly
Palaeontology Applied to Energy Resources 1st Year 1st Semester
Project Management: Economic and Financial Issues 1st Year 2nd Semester
Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Stay 1st Year Yearly
Seismic Exploration and other Electromagnetic Methods 1st Year Yearly
Seismic Reflection: Foundations and Geological Interpretation 1st Year 1st Semester
Siliciclastic Reservoirs 1st Year 2nd Semester
Sounding and Mining Methods 1st Year Yearly
Spatial Analysis of Geoenvironmental Data 1st Year 1st Semester
Stable Isotope Geochemistry and Fluid Inclusion 1st Year 1st Semester
Subsoil Models with 3D Seismic Data 1st Year Yearly
The Subsoil as Underground Storage 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Mineral Resources – Energy Resources

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of the following Spanish official university degrees and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems: Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Geology, Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and similar degree programmes.

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».


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