Paleontology, Sedimentology and Paleoenvironments

Open to :
  • Applicants holding an undergraduate degree (Bachelor)
  • EU/EEA students
  • Non-European students
Language proficency requirements :
  • French: B2

    The Paleontology, Sedimentology, Paleoenvironments program is part of the Master’s degree in Earth and Planets Sciences, and Environment (STPE). Some courses are shared with those of the program Earth and Planets Sciences.

    This high-level course addresses issues and techniques of Earth Sciences with both theoretical and practical training:

    •  field geology (cartography, 3D digital models, sedimentology, volcanology, petrology, tectonics), seismic observations, research mini-projects and experimental studies (mineralogy, geochemistry…), training programs in laboratories; 
    • quantitative approaches of physics and chemistry, including numerical and experimental modelling, applied to natural objects.

    A 2-year course

    During the first year of the Master’s program, students must acquire scientific reasoning skills. The first semester is the same for both courses. During the second semester, courses become more specialized. The second semester ends with a training program of at least 8 weeks (12 weeks for ENS students) in research or a research and development laboratory.

    During the second year of the Master’s program, students follow high-level specialized courses during the first semester. Then during the second semester, students are offered a research-oriented training program in a laboratory (5 to 6 months depending on the selected specialty).

    Language of teaching

    100% of this program is in French.

    Career opportunities after this course

    • Environmental geologists, PhD thesis, geologist-engineer, researcher and teacher-researcher in Earth Sciences 

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