Bachelor's Degree

Ano Letivo 2024/2025


Course Overview

The Earth's population increases by more than 225,000 people every day! The inevitable overload for the balance of the natural systems on which we depend, makes the understanding and management of these systems fundamental to the existence of a sustainable future. The urgency of this problem has led the European Community to consider, in its strategic development program (Horizonte 2020), climate change, resources and raw materials as key domains to the future of Europe, decreasing its dependence relative to other parts of the world. This concern led Portugal to elaborate the National Strategy for Geological Resources (DR176, 11/9/2012). Geology undoubtedly has a prominent place in the effort to achieve these commitments. The Course of Geology at University of Évora was structured in order to guarantee its graduates a solid training, based on field observation, characterization of geological materials, recognition of the main analytical methods, as well as the use of these domains to understand the evolutionary processes in the planet Earth. Central issues of this degree are also the exploitation of natural resources and intervention in interdisciplinary fields, such as environment, restoration of architectural heritage, or support to the civil construction industry. The interaction with several research centers, classified as Excellent, makes the graduates in Geology at University of Évora professionalo solidly prepared for the challenges of the future.
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (168 required and 12 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Presencial
CNAEF Areas:
  • Earth science (443)

Career Prospects

Alentejo is the national region with the greatest potential in metallic and non-metallic mineral resources. In the mines of Castro Verde and Aljustrel are placed the main national extractive industries and the marbles of Estremoz region are a unique geological resource in Portugal and in the World. The close collaboration of the professors of the Department of Geosciences of the University of Évora with several companies of the region, allowing a teaching with sharp experimental and applied components, is an added value for our graduates, with a direct influence on the employability. Among the various possibilities for insertion in the labor market, the following should be highlighted: a) municipalities and civil protection services; b.) construction and geotechnical companies; c.) exploration companies of geological and energy resources; d.) companies and institutions dedicated to the environment and territorial planning; e.) companies and services of water exploration and prospection; f.) basic, secondary and higher education institutions; g.) companies specialized in geological or technical-scientific consultancy.

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following exams:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 07 - Physics and Chemistry
  • 09 - Geography
Formula for calculating the applications of the General Access System (CNA):
65% Média de secundário | 35% Provas de ingresso
Minimum classification of the application grade for the General Access Regime (CNA): 100

Access Routes and Applications

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Official Documentation

Contact Information

Director: António Alexandre Ventura Araújo []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE