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: Face-to-face

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

More info: programme website

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 have acquired basic knowledge and abilities in regard to the following: (1) the different geophysical, atmospheric, and climate systems and processes and their spatio-temporal scales, as well as the theories and laws that govern them; (2) the basic instrumentation used in obtaining geophysical and meteorological data; (3) numerical and statistical methods in analysing geophysical and meteorological data; (4) environmental processes and the possible risks associated with the geophysical and atmospheric processes (i.e. seismic and volcanic risks, climate change), and the methods for their study and evaluation; (5) applications of geophysics and meteorology in other disciplines and their use in exploration for natural 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 Geofísica y Meteorología

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Access to a regulated profession

Professional Status .

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Physical Meteorology 1st Year 1st Semester
Analysis, Measurement, and Modelling of Solar and Wind Resources 1st Year 1st Semester
Applications of Geophysics 1st Year 1st Semester
Atmospheric Dynamics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Atmospheric Radiation 1st Year 1st Semester
Climatology and Climate Change 1st Year 2nd Semester
Computational Methods and Geographic Information Systems 1st Year 1st Semester
Data Analysis and Processing in Geophysics and Meteorology 1st Year 1st Semester
Gravimetry and Geomagnetism 1st Year 1st Semester
Instrumentation in Geophysics and Meteorology 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methods and Techniques for the Study of Atmospheric Aerosols 1st Year 1st Semester
Micrometeorology and Microclimatology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Planetary Geophysics 1st Year 1st Semester
Prevention and Reduction of Seismic Damage 1st Year 2nd Semester
Remote Sensing 1st Year 1st Semester
Seismic Microzonation and Site Effects 1st Year Yearly
Seismic Tomography 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seismic Waves and the Earth's Internal Structure 1st Year 1st Semester
Seismic, Climate, and Volcanic Risks 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seismotectonics and Terrestrial Dynamics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Volcano Geophysics and Geothermal Flow 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Geophysics – Meteorology

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.

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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