General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

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 placement: Yes

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 NameYearPeriod
2D Subsoil Interpretation: Balanced Cross-Sections 1st Year Yearly
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 Yearly
Deposits Associated with Sedimentary Sequences and Superficial Processes 1st Year Yearly
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 Yearly
Geochemistry of Sedimentary Records 1st Year Yearly
Geochronology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Geology and Exploration Principles for Fossil Fuels 1st Year 1st Semester
Geophysical Test Drilling in Subsoil Exploration 1st Year Yearly
Geothermal Resources 1st Year 2nd Semester
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
Seismic Exploration and other Electromagnetic Methods 1st Year Yearly
Seismic Reflection: Foundations and Geological Interpretation 1st Year Yearly
Siliciclastic Reservoirs 1st Year Yearly
Sounding and Mining Methods 1st Year Yearly
Spatial Analysis of Geoenvironmental Data 1st Year Yearly
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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