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Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering – Earth Sciences - PhD

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Duration of the course

36 months

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The doctoral school carries out activities in those fields of the earth sciences that fit into the profile of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Engineering and that are within the doctoral programme granted accreditation:

  • Geotechnical Systems and Processes.
  • Fluid Production and Transport Systems.
  • Environmental Process Technology and Raw Material Preparation.
  • Research in Applied Geophysics.
  • Research on Applied Geology and Hydrogeology.
  • Physical and Human Geography.


These fields are broken down into different topic areas, showing its affiliation with academic research. The topic areas are related to institutes of the faculty, and thus the institutes play a major role in the establishment of educational and research programmes and in offering research topics. The head of the institute is responsible for direction and coordination of the doctoral programmes.