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Requirements for Admission

 The Master’s Degree course in Exploration and Applied Geophysics will run for two years and allows to acquire 120 University Educational Credits (ECTS). The course is open to all students holding a three-year Bachelor’s Degree from any scientific Faculty, or other recognized equivalent or superior (even foreign) academic qualification.

Admission to the Master’s Degree course is subject to an admission interview and to satisfying the minimum necessary requirements.

incoming students



In general, applicants coming from the Italian Universitary system hold three-year degrees in Geological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Physics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and should meet the following minimum requirements: 

a total of 20 ECTS in one or more scientific-disciplinary sectors: MATHS, PHYS, CHEM, INF/01 and ENG-INF/05 (only a maximum of 6 ECTS can be obtained in the INF/01 and ENG-INF/05), and an additional total  of 60 ECTS in one or more of the following scientific-disciplinary sectors:

- ING-INF/01,02,03,04,07
- PHY/01,02,03,04,05,06,07
- GEO/02,03,04,05,07,10,11
- ICAR/01,02,03,04,06,07,08,09
- ENG-IND/06,11

prevoious studies

In the case of non-fulfillment of the minimum requirements (i.e. in the presence of educational debits), the master’s degree programme indicates the training activities necessary for their acquisition, within the educational offer of the University of Pisa.

The preliminary assessment of the ECTS obtained in the three-year degree and other curricular qualifications valid for the achievement of the minimum required requirements can be made by the students, who will need to fill in the "Former curriculum" form. Students can download this form from the homepage of the site, and can send it as attachment to the secretariat of the Master's Degree Course located at the Department of Earth Sciences of Pisa (e-mail address:

For information on how to enroll in the master’s degree, students should contact the service "Matricolandosi" of the University of Pisa.

Non-European citizens residing abroad wishing to enroll will find further details at the University of Pisa web site.


  • Webinar: "Petrolio dalle andesiti, Neuquén Basin, Argentina" by Sergio Rocchi
    This webinar is intended as a story of the field trip of the LASI 6 Conference (The physical geology of subvolcanic systems: laccoliths, sills and dykes, Malargüe, Mendoza Province, Argentina, 24-29 November 2019 - The webinar is not a report on a scientific study of a specific topic, but is structured as a presentation of the geological peculiarities of the Neuquén Basin, such as the enormous yet little known Quaternary volcanic province, the superb exposures of the Miocene sub-volcanic bodies, and the oil field with unconventional reservoirs, fundamental support of the economy of Argentina.
    The webinar is in Italian, with slides in English. Questions can be asked in English.
    Rivedi il Webinar su YouTube
  • Seminar about Ground-Penetrating radar and Glaciology

    The course of Radar Geomorphology organizes a seminar delivered by Prof. Emanuele Forte (University of Trieste): "GPR in Glaciology: potential and challenge"

    The seminar is planned for January 27th and will insight the possibility of GPR to image the interior of glaciers, to infer ice density distribution, locate brines and determine warm and cold domains. All are invited.




  • Discovering the subsurface of Mars


    Roberto Orosei will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology: "Radar detection of subglacial water under the South polar cap of Mars"

    The seminar is scheduled for January 27th (Room C, 14 PM, Earth Sciences Department) and will illustrate the capability of GPRs mounted aboard ESA Mars Express and NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to explore the subsurface of Mars. All are invited, see you there.

    Seminario OROSEI




    The web portal for non-EU and EU-students application to the next Academic Year (2020-21) is operative. Please visit the site:

    and follow carefully the instructions required for registration and documents uploading. After a positive evaluation, applicants will be informed about enrolment procedure at the University of Pisa.

    Applications will be evaluated in three rounds; students positively evaluated in the first round will be considered for a scholarship granted by the University of Pisa.




    Dr. Gianluca Catanzariti (3D GEOIMAGING) will deliver a seminar inside the course of Radar Geomorphology

    "Non-conventional use of Ground Penetrating Radar: the example of the Italian research at Tutankhamon's tomb (KV62)"

    The seminar's abstract cna be find here.

    Students and researchers are invited on Thursday, the 12nd of December (09:15 am), Room E of the Department of Earth Sciences


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