Introduction

The Department of Geology, which celebrated its centenary in 2018, aims to provide innovative, dynamic, and relevant training in Geoscience, and is establishing itself as a centre of expertise in Geology, especially in the African context. Geoscientists are sought after in the mining industry, where they are involved with the exploration of mineral resources, and the mining and beneficiation of these resources for the benefit of the society. As a geologist, you are likely to get out of the office on a routine basis to perform fieldwork, mapping, core logging or mine visits. Depending on the career path that you choose, you may also spend significant amounts of time in a laboratory setting. In addition to finding employment with mining companies, geologists are also employed by research institutions, government agencies, financial institutions, and consulting firms.

Undergraduate Studies

The department presents the following undergraduate programmes:
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Geology
  • Bachelor of Science majoring in Geochemistry
  • Bachelor of Science with Geology and Geography
  • Bachelor of Science with Geology and Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science with Geology and Physics

For more information see:
Undergraduate Programmes
Undergraduate module offerings in Geology
Faculty Booklet
Undergraduate Prospectus

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Postgraduate Studies

The department presents the following postgraduate programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Environmental Geology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Geochemistry
  • Master of Science majoring in Geology
  • Master of Science majoring in Environmental Geology
  • Master of Science majoring in Geochemistry
  • Master of Science majoring in Mineral Resource Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Geology
  • Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Environmental Geology
  • Doctor of Philosophy majoring in Geochemistry
For more information see: 
Honours Programmes
Postgraduate Programmes
Information for prospective MSc and PhD students
Information on the MSc (Mineral Resource Management) Programme
Postgraduate Prospectus

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To become part of the legacy, please contact:

Programme Director (Academic Enquiries)
J Magson
E: markramj1@ufs.ac.za
T:
+27 51 401 2373

General Enquiries
Petro Swart
E: swartps@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 2515

Head of Department
Prof Bisrat Yibas
E: yibasbabsob@ufs.ac.za
T: +27 51 401 3942



FACULTY CONTACT

Please contact us by email for assistance.
We are currently not in our offices, as per the lockdown measures in place for South Africa.


Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla

T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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