General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

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)

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Earth sciences (0532)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

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


Specialisation name

– Mineral Resources
– Energy Resources

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.

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.

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