The master program in Geochemistry is addressed to all students with bachelor degree in Geology and Geology and exploration of mineral deposits at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” as well as at University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”.
The aims of the program are to extend the knowledge and skills obtained after the bachelor degree and specialize in petrology, mineralogy, economic geology, geochemistry, environment. A part of the courses are addresses to obtaining knowledge in application of analytical methods and another part aims at specializing in a chosen area.
The master program in Geochemistry give an opportunity to the students with Bachelor’s degree to enlarge their knowledge and to develop professional skill in mineralogy, magmatic and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, economic geology, ecology and environment.
The three semester program in Geochemistry comprises at least 2250 academic hours (1125 class work and 1125 extramural work) and thesis.
The enrolment for education in Geochemistry is after an exam and co-ordination with the supervisor of the subject of the master thesis. Each semester the students have to acquire 30 ECTS and the master thesis provides 15 ECTS.
The three semester program in Geochemistry terminates with master thesis.
The graduates in Master Program in Geochemistry obtain a wide geological education as well as detailed knowledge in field of mineralogy, magmatic and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, economic geology, ecology and environment. The graduates have modern theoretical training as well as practical ability to use modern methods and analytical equipment for solution of specific geological problems.
With the professional qualification the graduates in Geochemistry can find professional realization:
a. by the regional exploration and field works
b. for prospecting for economic raw materials;
c. regional and detail petrological, mineralogical and geochemical studies.
d. laboratories for study of rocks, ores and minerals
e. scientific research centers
The masters in Geochemistry can take part in preparation and realization of national and international projects in field of geochemistry, mineralogy, petrology, exploration of ore deposits.
They can work in ecological and environmental teams.
The graduates in Master Program in Geochemistry can apply for education in PhD degree at Bulgarian and international universities and can work as lecturers and researchers at scientific institutes.