|Technical Geology is a great opportunity for connecting engineering work with geologist work! I am trained as an architectural engineer specialised within bearing constructions and that was where I had a preview of geology. Last summer we went on an excursion to Greenland and it was incredibly rewarding and exciting to test the geology in practice. When I attended the course in environmental geophysical methods I discovered that it is exactly the geophysics that interests me and this is then the subject that I have chosen to specialise within.
Lejla Mesanovic, Student at Technical Geology
The two-year Master’s degree programme in technical geology at the University of Aarhus is taught at the Department of Earth Sciences and targets students from tertiary education institutions in Denmark and abroad. The degree programme is both practical and research-oriented and is aimed at the business community, research institutions and the public sector. The degree programme is also flexible and shaped to match your academic interests, and you can therefore specialise in a particular subject area within technical geology while at the same time acquiring general competences in technical geology.
You do not need to have knowledge of the Danish language before commencing the degree programme. At the University of Aarhus, the teaching is in English unless all participants speak Danish.
The teaching at the university is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the teachers are active researchers. As a Master’s degree student, you have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory or in the field and you can also complete a project in collaboration with a private company.
The Master’s thesis written during the last year of the degree programme carries considerable weight and, in this context, you benefit from the down-to-earth, informal atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you have excellent opportunities for being associated with a group of researchers. In this way, you can participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles. You can specialise in a topic within a broad area, including one of the areas of technical geology in which the University of Aarhus has particular strength: