Amesthyst

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 with specialization in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science with specialization in Environmental Geology
  • Bachelor of Science with specialization 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
Rule Book

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Postgraduate Studies
The department presents the following postgraduate programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with specialization in Geology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with specialization in Environmental Geology
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with specialization in Geochemistry
  • Master of Science with specialization in Geology
  • Master of Science with specialization in Environmental Geology
  • Master of Science with specialization in Geochemistry
  • Master of Science with specialization in Mineral Resource Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy with specialization in Geology
  • Doctor of Philosophy with specialization in Environmental Geology
  • Doctor of Philosophy with specialization 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
Rule Book

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To become part of the legacy, please contact:

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

General Enquiries
Ms 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

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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