Master in Geodynamics

Our Geology Master's programme, specializing in Geodynamics, comprehensively explores various facets of tectonic processes. Through the examination of magmatic and metamorphic rocks, including their deformation structures, students gain insights into the dynamic Earth processes. The two-year master's degree programme places a significant emphasis on individual research projects, master's theses, benefiting from our teaching approach that integrates a multiscale and interdisciplinary perspective. Our tutorial-style teaching incorporates practical courses, fostering "hands-on" experiences that develop essential computer modeling capabilities and other crucial soft skills. Field expertise is integral to the programme, with numerous master's thesis projects grounded in fieldwork. Additionally, our experimental petrology laboratory offers valuable insights into complex natural processes.

The programme nurtures teamwork and independent thinking through interactions among Czech, international, and visiting Erasmus students, as well as with lecturers and PhD students. Students benefit from a global network of collaborators, encompassing various scientific institutions in Czechia and abroad. The programme also provides opportunities for Erasmus mobility, allowing students to explore exchanges with numerous top European universities.

Our Geology Master's programme is instructed in English, its standard duration is two years and the tuition fee is 60,000 CZK (approx. 2.500€) per year. Being a student of the Charles University guarantees a number of student benefits including accommodation in student dormitories and discount for public transport. The basic monthly living costs for incoming students are estimated to 500€. For more information on visa requirements and student housing see the Charles University web page.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Geodynamics Master's programme, the candidates must have a bachelor's degree in geology or equivalent. If your bachelor's study is still in progress you can apply, however be aware that the final acceptance is conditioned by the successful completion of your bachelor's degree. Candidates are expected to be fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Application and selection

The application is done online using the submission system of the Charles University and the deadline for application is on the 29th of February 2024. For further information and application link see the Faculty of Science Master's programmes web page - Geology

The selection process includes two stages: 1) Evaluation of your motivation and previous studies and 2) Online interview

For more information and further inquiry about our institute and the application process, candidates are encouraged to contact us at geodynamics@natur.cuni.cz or visit our department upon prior notice.

posted: 01 December 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.