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Distance degree programs for Adults & Professionals.

Bircham International University - Adult Degree Programs Online.


Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Life & Earth Sciences

Geology via distance learning


This Doctor Ph.D. Degree analyzes the physical environment while reviewing geology. Emphasis is placed on exploring the origin, structure, and composition of minerals and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Plate tectonics, volcanism, rock formation, earthquake activity, and mountain building are discussed to give an overview of the Earth’s dynamic internal processes.


Academic Supervisor : Mina Benjouali
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...


The Doctor Ph.D. Degree online via distance learning offers students the highest level of specialization a discipline can offer. More info...

* 45 to 72 academic credits above a Master's program.
* Average Duration: 24 months.
* Program Structure: 70% textbooks + 30% Thesis.
* Admission is open for adults over 27 years of age.
* Master's degree or international equivalent (5 years of study) is required for admission.


Fees include all: Program of study, textbooks, study guide, evaluation and assessment, diploma, and transcript.
Cost per BIU earned postgraduate credit: 130 Euros (170 US$)
Cost per transferred credit from previous education and/or professional experience if required: 20 Euros (25 US$)


45 ... 72 Academic credits
Tuition Fee :Min. 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... Max. 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).


"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." Lao Tzu.

Payment plans are available upon request up to 36 monthly installments. More info...



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences via distance learning


Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Doctor Ph.D. Degree

Geology via distance learning


45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.


+ 42 Academic credits - Geology Online
+ Other additional subjects
+ 18 Academic credits - Research methodology and final project or thesis.



+ 42 Academic credits: Geology Online


BIU Earned Credits
Credits earned through the completion of academic work at Bircham International University (Reports, Projects and Thesis).


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):

You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course. More info...


Postgraduate level continuing education course.
Previous knowledge in this field of study is required.


601GEA - Earth Science
602GEA - Geology
603GEA - Volcanism & Earthquakes
604GEA - Soil & Water Conservation
605GEA - Hydrology
606GEA - Mineral Deposits & Sedimentology
607GEA - Stratigraphy & Earth History
608GEA - Rock & Fluid Properties
609GEA - Geomorphology
610GEA - Seismology
611GEA - Petrology & Petrography
612GEA - Geophysics & Plate Tectonics
613GEA - Mineralogy
614GEA - Crystallography
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Bibliography: Geology via distance learning
The corresponding textbooks are included in the fees. Once the fee has been paid, the books may take between two to five weeks to reach your address. Bircham International University offices may inform you at any time of the status of your books. If the book is in English, the required report must be written in English unless you have requested to write it in other language and have gained Bircham International University authorization. More info...
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+ Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example: Geotechnical Engineering.


Research work resources and network - Doctor - Geology:


AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ABCr - Associação Brasileira de Cristalografia
ABGEA - Associação Brasileira de Geologia, de Engenharia e Ambiental
AEG - Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
AGGEP - Asociación de Geólogos y Geofísicos Españoles del Petróleo
AGI - American Geological Institute
AGU - American Geophysical Union
APG - Association Patrimoine Geologique
ASGMI - Asociación de Servicios de Geología y Minería Iberoamericanos
BGA - British Geophysical Association
CFGI - Comité Français de Géologie, de l’Ingénieur et de l’Environnement
CFMR - Comité Français de Mécanique des Roches
EAGE - European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
EEGS - Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
EFG - European Federation of Geologists
EGU - European Geosciences Union
GSA - Geological Society of America
IAGC - International Association of Geophysical Contractors
IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists
IAMG - International Association for Mathematical Geology
IASPEI - International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior
IAVCEI - International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
IGS - International Geosynthetics Society
IUCR - International Union of Crystallography
IUGG - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences
MSA - Mineralogical Society of America
SBGEO - Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia
SBGF - Sociedade Brasileira de Geofísica
SEG - Society of Exploration Geophysicists
SGE - Sociedad Geológica de España
SGF - Société Géologique de France
TGS - The Geological Society
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Joining the proper association is the best way to become an updated professional. Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume en each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides a list of available memberships and professional references from each faculty where some BIU graduates may belong. Contact directly the ones you select. More info...



+ 18 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis. More info...).



Admission requirements: Doctor - Geology

Bircham International University distance learning degree admission requirements differ depending upon the Faculty and the major of study. There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, sex, beliefs and/or religion. A minimum of 30% of the total number of credits required by any adult degree program syllabus has to be transferred from previous education and/or validated from professional experience in order to gain admission. A maximum of 20% of the total number of credits required by the distance learning degree program can be transferred from professional and life experience. More info...


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Learning outcomes: Doctor - Geology


The following learning outcomes are compatible with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning and continuing education. The EQF directives facilitate acceptance of this course credits by many higher education institution. These learning outcomes are achieved after completion of this course with a passing grade. Better grades will demonstrate higher analysis, evaluation and critical thinking skills. More info...


EQF LEVEL 6. Advanced knowledge and critical understanding.
Outcome resulting from course content assessment and its applicability to problem solving.

The student's ability to combine the different parts of the text and to form a new coherent and harmonic final report will determine the critical understanding of the subject and an advanced knowledge of Geology. The student written report style, content, and structure play an important role in the assessment and applicability of the knowledge about Geology to different Life & Earth Sciences decision making scenarios and problem-solving. More info...


EQF LEVEL 7. Advanced knowledge and critical thinking.
Outcome resulting from written critical thinking and its applicability to problem solving.

The student will contrast and evaluate the learned material with his/her own knowledge and experience to express an opinion about Geology, to consider the practical application of the key concepts, and to argue the conclusions along the written report. Personal judgments and opinion should be based on sound criteria and must be clearly discussed. More info...



BIU adapts each Distance Learning Higher Education degree program to the needs of each student. More info...



Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Life & Earth Sciences

Geology Online


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Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Geology


Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online via distance learning


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