Mail119991, Russian Federation, Moscow, MSU, Lenin Hills 1, the Central Building, the Faculty of Geology, 5 floor, room 503
Telephone+7 (495) 939-34-09
Fax+7 (495) 939-88-89


Teaching of Geology in the MSU has started since the foundation of the University in 1755. Nowadays, the Faculty of Geology of MSU, one of the largest faculties of MSU, is a famous educational and scientific center of Russia. The faculty trains experts capable of working in modern technology and science with the use of the most recent equipment and knowledge.

Nowadays the faculty includes the following chairs:

  • Dynamic Geology
  • Regional Geology and Earth’s History
  • Lithology and Marine Geology
  • Geology and Geochemistry of Fuel Minerals
  • Theoretical Basics of Exploitation of Oil and Gas Fields
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Economics of  Mineral  Resources
  • Paleontology
  • Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry
  • Mineralogy
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Engineering and Ecological Geology
  • Geocryology
  • Geophysical Methods of Investigation of the Earth’s Crust
  • Seismometry and Geoacoustics
  • Foreign Languages

The Faculty also comprises five fundamental research laboratories (the Laboratory of Experimental Geochemistry, the Laboratory of Research into the Influence of Geologic factors on Physical and Chemical Consolidation Grouting, the Laboratory of Protection of Geologic Environment, the Laboratory of Diamond Deposits and the Laboratory of Economic Geology). There is also UNESCO research and training centre on marine geology and geophysics.

Faculty of Geology provides higher education in the field of Geology. Now there are three different degrees that are awarded to graduates: Bachelor's Degree (4 years), Master's Degree (6 years) and PhD Degree. As of December 1, 2014, the Faculty trains 800 BSc students, 350 MSc, and 75 PhD students. Besides some 50 international students of various levels from 8 countries study Geology at the Faculty. They all are trained by some 150 Professors and Associate Professors and carry out investigations in the Faculty's labs under the directions of more than 200 research workers.

Geological education at Moscow State University is an important link in the whole system of higher education of the Russian Federation, and being the major educational and scientific centre of the country the Faculty of Geology coordinates the work of other Russian universities in the field of geological education.

Graduates of the faculty are skilled computer users, they obtain profound knowledge in the field of the Earth Science as well as in Geoeconomics and Ecological Geology. Students develop their theoretical knowledge during their annual field training in the Crimea, the Urals, and Moscow region. Due to high standards of training, effective educational methods, and individual approach to every student graduates of the faculty can easily find a job not only in the field of Geology but also in many others areas. 


BSc Degree

Geology. Tuition fee – 325 000 rubles per year

MSc Degree

Tuition fee – 325 000 rubles per year

  1. Geotectonics and Geodynamics
  2. Regional Geology
  3. 4D Modeling in Geology
  4. Geology, Geochemistry and Economics of Natural Resources
  5. Marine Geology
  6. Lithology
  7. Paleontology
  8. Deep Geophysics
  9. Shallow Geophysics
  10. Seismometry and Geoacoustics
  11. Theoretic Basics of Oil and Gas Fields Exploitation
  12.  Petrology
  13.  Mineralogy
  14. Gemmology
  15. Crustallography
  16. Geochemistry
  17.  Geology and Geochemistry of Oil and Gas Deposits
  18. Geology and Exploration of Coal and Oil Sale Deposits
  19.  Resources and Protection of Underground Waters
  20.  Oil-and-Gas Hydrogeology
  21.  Engineering Geodynamics
  22.  Regional Engineering Geology
  23. Ground  Science
  24. General Geocryology
  25. Engineering Geocryology of Oil-and-Gas Provinces
  26. Ecological Geology

Postgraduate programs

Tuition fees – 325 000 rubles per year

  1. General and Regional Geology
  2. Paleontology and Stratigraphy
  3. Tectonics and Geodynamics
  4. Petrology, Volcanology
  5. Mineralogy, Crystallography
  6. Lithology
  7. Hydrogeology
  8. Engineering Geology, Geocryology and Ground Science
  9. Geochemistry, Geochemical Methods of Exploration for Mineral Resources
  10. Geophysics, Geophysical Methods of Exploration for Mineral Resources
  11. Geology, Prospecting and Exploration for Mineral Resources
  12. Geology, Prospecting and Exploration for Oil and Gas Fields
  13. Geoecology