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 Bachelor in Geology

Aims at the training of technicians, with a geological background, prepared to support and promote the sustainable management of geological resources, integrated with good practices of territorial planning and promotion of environmental quality.​



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Geology


    School of Sciences
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604390 Fax: +351 253604398


The Bachelor's degree in Geology aims to train graduates who, in addition to conventional skills in the field of geology, also have a specific focus on the sustainable management of geological resources within the context of land-use planning that considers the promotion of environmental quality.
Geologists play a critical role in the discovery of raw materials and research of water resources, as well as in issues related to natural hazards (e.g. coastal erosion, flooding, and earthquakes), water and soil pollution, and land-use planning.

Key learning outcomes

1. Provide a solid scientific foundation in the field of Geology;
2. Promote the ability to integrate acquired knowledge, so that the student can interpret/predict changes in the phenomena that influence the dynamics of planet Earth;
3. Promote the acquisition of practical skills through laboratory training that enables integration into prospecting laboratories for resources, quality control, and research;
4. Develop a conscious and participatory attitude whenever natural resources and the multiple effects of their exploitation and use are involved, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of human activity;
5. Provide the ability to integrate into multidisciplinary teams within sustainable development projects;
6. Provide technical-scientific capabilities for pursuing second-cycle studies in areas complementary to their basic training.

Access to higher education

The Bachelor's degree in Geology grants access to any Master's degree in the field of Geology. It also provides eligibility for enrollment in related Master's degree programs where a degree in Geology may be a criterion for eligibility.


Graduates with a degree in Geology may be employed by certification organizations, mining production companies, ceramics and industrial stone product companies. They can also work in consultancy firms, project support firms, and management firms in both the public and private sectors. These professionals can accommodate and lead a wide range of activities related to planning, services, environment, justice, production, and market.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

Formal requirements

Entrance Testing

02 Biology and Geology
07 Physics and Chemistry
16 Mathematics

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Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 General Chemistry QUI 6
S1 General Geology GEOL 6
S1 Mineralogy GEOL 6
S1 Topics of Mathematics EC M 6
S1 Opção UMinho 6
Academic English LINGL 6
Art and Feminism IN 6
Bilingualism Psi 6
Digital Citizenship TSI 6
Education, Citizenship and Human Rights ED 6
Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability CS; EG; ENG; Cie 6
Full Democracy, Responsibility and Rule of Law D 6
Futures: Architecture and Science Fiction ARQ 6
History of Socialisms F 6
Indo-European Mythology from the Egeu to India F 6
Information and Law DPri 6
Introduction to the Russian Language and Culture ELG 6
Labour Law D 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Sport and Health EF 6
Substances that Changed the World QUI 6
Themes in Equality and Non-Discrimination Law D 6
Topics in Astronomy and Cosmology Fis 6
S2 Igneous Petrology GEOL 6
S2 Instrumental Techniques of Analysis QUI 6
S2 Introduction to Field Geology GEOL 6
S2 Physics Fis 6
S2 Statistics EC M 6
Year 2 60
S1 Geochemistry GEOL 6
S1 Physics Complements Fis 6
S1 Sedimentary Petrology GEOL 6
S1 Stratigraphic Palaeontology GEOL 6
S1 Structural Geology GEOL 6
S2 Geological Mapping GEOL 6
S2 Geomorphology GEOL 6
S2 Metalogenesis and Mineral Deposition GEOL 6
S2 Metamorphic Petrology GEOL 6
S2 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy GEOL 6
Year 3 60
S1 Economy of the Environment and Natural Resources E 5
S1 Engineering Geology GEOL 5
S1 Environmental Geology CAmb 5
S1 Geographycal Information Systems for Geology SI 5
S1 Water Resources GEOL 5
S1 Opção 5
Complementary Mineralogy GEOL 5
Pedology and Soil Conservation CAmb 5
S2 Field Geology GEOL 5
S2 Geological Survey GEOL 5
S2 Hydrogeology GEOL 5
S2 Project in Geology GEOL 10
S2 Regional Geology GEOL 5


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2432/2011/AL02
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