Career prospects



Director and/or coordinator and/or researcher in various activities of the geological disciplines in the fields: 
- research, capture, protection and management of groundwater resources;

- geological/geomorphological, geological/technical and hydrogeological surveying;

- geo-resource retrieval and production;

- spatial planning and environmental protection/sustainability;

- management of laboratories for geotechnical analyses and quality of materials. 

Expert in the enhancement and management of geological assets. 

Researcher and/or expert in museum and science outreach activities. 


  • Acquisition of geological and geomorphological surveying techniques and automatic cartography. 
  • Ability to handle surface and subsurface geological data for the spatio-temporal understanding of geological problems and/or simulations of geological processes or phenomena. 
  • Ability to interpret geological, geological-technical and hydrogeological data for the realisation of the geological model of interest. 
  • Technical skills for running a geological laboratory with complex and/or innovative instrumentation (mineralogy, petrography, geochemistry, structural geology, etc.). 


From a professional point of view, the completeness of the training acquired may enable graduates to meet the demands of employment in various public and private sectors where specific and qualified preparation is required, or to embark on an autonomous career as a freelance geologist, subject to passing the State Examination (Sect. -A). 

Second-cycle graduates will be able to find employment in particular: 

- in regional and local authorities, with tasks of control and mitigation of hydrogeological and environmental risks and land planning, management and enhancement, or National authorities (ANAS, ENEL, ENI, ENEA, ISPRA, Artistic, Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Preservation Bodies etc.) with a broad spectrum of applied, research and management activities;

- in Companies specialised in geological surveys, large civil and hydraulic engineering works, mining activities, in Italy and abroad; in geognostic analysis and research laboratories, both public and private;

- in the field of geological, geochemical, geophysical, mineralogical prospecting for the search and evaluation of mineral resources and stone materials

- in the field of research and exploitation of geo-resources, in particular water resources and energy sources;

- in the valorisation and management of geological assets in the territory and in geotouristic, museum and science dissemination activities;

- in the field of environmental geology and in the monitoring and mitigation of natural and anthropogenic pollution. 
The Second-cycle Degree in Geological Sciences Applied to Environmental Sustainability enables the graduate to qualify in various disciplinary aspects that characterise the Earth Sciences and is also functional for the training of future university teaching staff and the personnel of highly qualified scientific bodies or research laboratories (CNR, ENEA, INGV, etc.).