The Bachelor's first year is common to all students. From the second year onwards, students choose one of the three study paths:
studies in environmental sciences offer a multi- and interdisciplinary course that provides an understanding of various environmental phenomena and the human and social issues associated with sustainability. They cover both knowledge of physical, geological, chemical and biological processes in the environment and the questions raised by the current ecological crisis.
studies in geography are based around and at the intersection of physical and human geography. Physical geography deals with methods that describe, analyse and model the earth’s surface and its environment. Courses in human geography aim to understand how societies organise themselves where they live and in their environment.
studies in geology focus on disciplines associated with earth sciences, such as mineralogy, crystallography, petrology, structural geology, sedimentology, palaeontology, geophysics and geochemistry. They also examine the evolution of the earth’s system as a result of deep physical and chemical processes, but also how these processes have been expressed on the surface over the earth’s natural history.
Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geosciences and Environment, orientation Geography, Geology or Environmental Studies
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Geosciences (depending on the chosen orientation):
Master of Arts (MA) in Foundations and Practices of Sustainability
Master of Arts (MA) with Computer Science for the Humanities as main discipline
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 26 August 2021
December 8 and 9, 2021
An online event in order to learn more about UNIL's Bachelors' degrees, discuss your choice of studies and ask your questions.