Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources (MSc)

University of Padua Italy

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 Years

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How you will study
full-time

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International course fees
EUR 2622 per year

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About Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources at University of Padua

The Master’s course in Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources has the main goal of educating professionals and researchers capable of approaching in a multi-disciplinary manner the theory and applications of physical methodologies for the exploration and characterization of the subsoil. This exploration can take place ad different spatial scales, from meters to tens and hundreds of kilometers, with aims spanning a large number of application and theoretical areas where the knowledge of soil and subsoil is crucial, such as:
- Search for mining and energy resources
- Subsoil characterization for renewable energies such as geothermal energy
- Non invasive techniques for civil and environmetnal engineering, including geotechnical applications
- Engineering geology characterization with specific attention to hillslope stability and hydrological risks in general.
- Characterization for seismic risk both at global (fault presence and nature) and local (amplification mechanisms) scales.
- Application to built structures, with specific reference to the historical buildings, foundations and soil-structure interactions.
- Applied Geodesy to study Earth’s dynamics
The offer of courses has been constructed with two goals in mind: (i) educating professionals in the geophysical sector with a wide and solid quantitative background, thus capable of accessing a number of careers in industry and research; (ii) attracting students from different backgrounds and produce graduates with a fluid interaction with the international geophysical community.
In order to satisfy the requirements of the job environment, two majors are foreseen:
(a) a computational specialization, tentatively directed towards large scale geophysical applications (e.g. 3D and 4D seismics) with a predominant role in mining and energy subsoil exploration, bit also for satellite applications.
(b) a field specialization, with applications directed towards the management of natural resources and environmental and engineering disciplines, with the aim of educating independent professionals.

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 2622 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Our tuition fees are balanced according to your family’s income and will not exceed 2600 euros per year. Also, we offer a wide range of funding opportunities. Kindly read more information on our tuition fees and all scholarships and fee-waivers available for international students:

Entry requirements

Bachelor diploma (or equivalent)

  • A minimum three-year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) is required, with proven skills in disciplines such as Geology, Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Sciences

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.

  • You can often get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

You must take the original entry qualification documents with you when you finally go to the university.

  • If you are admitted to the degree course, you will have to submit other documents including original and translated/legalised copies of your previous qualifications, etc. No legalised documents are required at application stage.

English B2 Level (CEFR) or equivalent

What students think about University of Padua

    Yiwey Cao

    Testimonial from Yiwey Cao, student at University of Padua
    • Master’s degree in Economics and Finance
    • Galilean School Diploma
    • Current position: Consultant at Prometeia (Milan, Italy)

    As Padua University students we are accustomed to apply rigorous methodologies in order to be successful in our academic lives: it is not easy to be prepared for all the exams which could be concentrated in a very short time, exam preparation requires good time management and ability to work under pressure.

    Both these skills have a long lasting impact in the professional career in order to manage projects with great complexity.

    As Galilean School student I had also the possibility of having an interdisciplinary academic path and the interaction with students from all different academic backgrounds that gave me a flexible mindset. I remember discussions of news topics with student of Philosophy, Math or Biology in which I found very interesting their way to approach the problem.

    Having a constant exposure in the multi-disciplinary environment benefits me in the long-term. Especially in the professional routine, this is surely a value-adder, for it enables us to analyze the problems from a different perspective. As in one of my recent projects, we apply a physics model to a bank in order to perform the client segmentation.

    Padua graduates possess good reputation in all the companies I have been in contact with. The strong academic background together with extracurricular activities (such as internships or international experiences) make Padua graduates appealing candidates in the job market.

    Maria Daniela Rueda Lara

    Testimonial from Maria Daniela Rueda Lara, student at University of Padua
    • Master’s degree in Human rights and multi-level Governance (HRG)
    • Current position: Advisor to the Executive Directorate of the National Institute of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)

    The University of Padua has taught me the value of challenge. It is difficult to change your address, language, culture and customs when you leave your country. UNIPD has a very different method than my university at Ecuador, so every step was a challenge that I chose to overcome and with this, I reaffirmed what I wanted to do in life. Challenging yourself is a perfect way to keep you open-minded, resilient, ready to act and more alive than ever.

    At University of Padua I learned and I keep with me to never take anything for granted. There will be always someone better, faster, stronger, and you just cannot give up. But there will be also tons of generous and kind people, also take your time to meet them, talk to them and learn from them.

    In my city there are not so many UNIPD graduates but in general it well seen to have a degree in a well-known university from a country that has arrives to certain level of development.

    Omar Antonio Celis Bojorquez

    Testimonial from Omar Antonio Celis Bojorquez , student at University of Padua
    • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering
    • Current position: Project manager

    In my childhood, I used to spend a lot of time with my grandmother after school. Since she lived in a very dangerous neighborhood in Peru, I spent most part of my time trying to invent and build traps and stuff to make her feel more safe.

    So it was about little projects, from design until construction; that feeling just made “click” something on me. Managing civil projects (no more traps) remind me that sensation, and I take care of it with passion and accuracy like it was for grandma.

    The most important teaching that the University of Padua has transmitted to me is that hard working and sacrifice pays always. Every course is like real life projects: time management and organization are everything.

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