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Bachelor of Earth Sciences

The subject areas of earth sciences provides general teaching in the fields of the sciences of the Earth, universe and the environment, centred on multi-disciplinary foundations acquired in the BGPC programme (biology, geology, physics, chemistry) of the integration cycle (first year of licence) at UPMC. The teaching in earth sciences at levels L2 and L3 correspond to fundamental knowledge – both theoretical and practical – in the discipline.

The objective is to give students an education which combines observations
and measurements of land, experiments and modelling while integrating all of the professions in the sector: geology, paleontology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, geotechnics.

The geotechnics option in partnership with the national conservatory of arts and professions is specialisation in L3.


Earth sciences, geology


Further studies

Master’s degree in sciences of the universe of the environment.

Professional integration

A partnership with the national conservatory for the arts and professions opens the way to professional master’s degrees. A professional licence in hydrology (water, quality resources and the environment) has been available since 2007 (entry at level L3). Students who have this licence can also enter teaching careers (primary-school teachers, secondary-school teachers).


The subject area of earth sciences offers TUs that allow for a large scope of choice in the organisation of your programme of study.

Level L2

Basics of tectonics and cartography, paleontology, mineralogy, stratigraphy, geophysics, geochemistry, mathematics and statistics applied to the earth sciences, field work placement, etc.

Level L3

Introduction to hydrology, sedimentology and sedimentary environments, geophysics and the physics of rocks, computer science applied to the earth sciences, surface geochemistry, geology of France, petrology, field work placements and geotechnical programmes (basics of geotechnics 1 and 2).

Well-targeted public

The subject area of earth sciences is open to students:

- who are looking to be trained
for professions related to the sciences of the Earth and environment

- want to work in professions related to the teaching of the sciences of life, the Earth and the universe and who wish to do a programme of study that prepares them for the competitive teaching exams (CAPES or agrégation*).

* A state competitive examination for various positions within the public education system


Requests for registration to be authorised are accepted from mid-April at the website www.upmc.frNouvelle fenêtre

Teaching registration is carried out by the university teaching team.

Person responsible
Villemant Benoît

Administrative coordinator
Odin Chantal

Tour 56-66, 3e étage
4 place Jussieu 75005 Paris

phone number 01 44 27 46 98

e-mail address : licence.sciterre@upmc.fr
Person responsible for the schooling department
Vauclin Myrella

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