MSc Program in Geographic Sciences

Top 92 Masters of Science in Geographic Sciences 2017

Geographic Sciences

The MSc, or Master of Science, is an internationally recognized academic degree that indicates proficiency and knowledge of a given topic or field. Most MSc programs take about four years to finish, after which some join the workforce while others continue on in the classroom. 

Geographic sciences is a discipline that deals with the study of planet Earth and its many features. Students who study this field can learn about the planet and how humans live on it, in addition to the technology used for analyzing data.

MSc Degree in Geographic Sciences

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Master of Science in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Rochester + 1 more

RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. [+]

 

MSc in Astrophysical Sciences and Technology

 

 

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. RIT’s master’s program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond the earth, and in the development of the technologies, instruments, data analysis, and modeling techniques that will enable the next major strides in the field. The multidisciplinary emphasis of this program sets it apart from conventional astrophysics graduate programs at traditional research universities.... [-]


MSc in Cartography

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The objective of the Master program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. [+]

The objective of the Master program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. They are trained to be able to manage and coordinate cartographic and geoinformatic research projects as well as to have the knowledge and skills to solve traditional cartographic or information technology-based problems. The best students can continue their studies in our PhD program. The program provides the students with a broad scale of knowledge in Cartography and Geoinformatics in combination with geography, other earth sciences, information technology, database management, web-based mapping services, etc. Students acquire the theory as well as the methodologies in the development and implementation of the latest visualization technics. Strength of program Cartography has become a modern and practical science again with the development of computerization. However, only few higher education institutions offer this training at master level. The high standard of the training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Several of the teachers are involved in the leadership of national and international professional organizations of the related area and in editorial boards of journals in the field. Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped labs. Upper-year students and PhD students help the first-year students in a mentor system to overcome their first challenges at the university. Career opportunities Government offices, administration in local governments, research institutions, mapping agencies, archives and private firms need a growing number of cartographers who have a solid background of geoinformatics. Business companies which have... [-]

Master of Science in Geosciences

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36  August 2017 USA Wichita + 1 more

Geosciences offers graduate study for the Master of Science along six different tracks: geology, geography, GIA applications for business, small museum entrepreneurship, petroleum entrepreneurship, remote sensing technologist. [+]

Master of Science in Geosciences

 

Geosciences offers graduate study for the Master of Science along two different tracks, geology and geography.

MS in Geosciences - GeologyThis program of study has two possible emphases--one for the professional geologist and the other for the earth science teacher. The former prepares the student for a career in industry or in government surveys, or provides preparation for Ph.D. work at another institution. The latter prepares the student to teach geology and other earth science courses at the secondary or college level. The geology track is flexible. The student and advisor will select appropriate electives based on the area of emphasis such as environmental geology, stratigraphy, vertebrate paleontology, geophysics, petroleum geology, etc.... [-]


Master of Science in Geospatial Science

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies. [+]

The Master of Science in Geospatial Science is an innovative approach to applying spatial knowledge and technology to solve contemporary problems. The program focuses on the multidisciplinary application of geography, the spatial paradigm and methods of geospatial technologies to prepare students to: Solve complex environmental, urban, economic and business problems Conduct independent research Develop skills in critical thinking and writing Enter professions requiring knowledge of geospatial methods, analysis, and techniques. Graduates from the Department of Geography at UNA work in various government, public and private sector jobs throughout the country and overseas. These jobs involve regional and urban planning, environmental research and monitoring, utilities, marketing, management, and field work among many other titles. Some of our graduates continue their studies in pursuit of a Ph.D. degree. For the past several years, job and school placement has reached almost 100%. [-]

MSc in Petroleum Geoscience

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Campus Full time 18  January 2018 Malaysia Perak

Petroleum Geoscience is an interdiciplinary field that applies geoscience principles and quantitative methods in the search and development of commercial oil and gas fields. It includes interpreting, predicting and managing risks and uncertainties in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the MSc Petroleum Geoscience Programme is tailored to train young graduates and professionals from the industry in the full range of approaches, methods and techniques to explore and evaluate new oil and gas fields and to characterise reservoirs. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. Petroleum Geoscience is an interdiciplinary field that applies geoscience principles and quantitative methods in the search and development of commercial oil and gas fields. It includes interpreting, predicting and managing risks and uncertainties in exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbon resources. At Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, the MSc Petroleum Geoscience Programme is tailored to train young graduates and professionals from the industry in the full range of approaches, methods and techniques to explore and evaluate new oil and gas fields and to characterise reservoirs The Programme is designed to meet the capability requirements for Exploration Geoscience Reservoir Geoscience Upstream Economics and E & P Business Demands This is achieved through 12 technical modules, 2 management electives, fieldwork and an Industrial Project. There is a high degree of computer usage for project, teaching and on-line support. High performance workstations provide powerful graphics and processing capability enabling students to interpret, evaluate and characterise the subsurface. ENTRY REQUIREMENT Bachelor Degree in the field of Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or Applied Sciences from UTP or other recognised universities. Applicants with other qualifications can be considered if they have the necessary research and working experience and could show capabilities to pursue postgraduate studies. COURSE STRUCTURE The curriculum is meticulously developed with inputs drawn from the experience of Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) Paris and experts from the oil and gas industry in Malaysia and other parts of the world. The programme is also designed to accommodate working professionals who would... [-]

MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

University of Twente
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Enschede

Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. GIS and RS tools can be used for solving real-world problems and complex issues: health, food security, climate, water, and urban planning. [+]

Geo-information is a rapidly growing industry worldwide. GIS and RS tools can be used for solving real-world problems and complex issues: health, food security, climate, water, and urban planning.One of humankind’s greatest challenges is to achieve an appropriate balance between developing natural resources and maintaining an optimal environment. To meet this challenge, we need detailed and reliable geo-information and geo-information management tools.Geo-information science and earth observation consists of a combination of tools and methods for the collection, storage and processing of geo-spatial data. Geo-information science deals also with the dissemination and use of geo-spatial data and managing of services based on these data. In the MSc programme Geo-information Science and Earth Observation considerable attention is paid to the development and application of geographical information systems (GIS) for solving problems. Such problems can range from planning urban infrastructure and implementing land administration systems, to designing a good wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution. GIS and remote sensing play a role in disaster management, for example in determining the risks of landslides or mapping the extent of forest fires and can support governments and relief agencies in response to disasters.specializations:... [-]

MSc in Applied Environmental Geology

Cardiff University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to a career with geoengineering and geoenvironmental consultancies. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. MSc in Applied Environmental Geology 1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning) Course Aims Upon completion of the MSc students will be equipped to: Describe and explain the core scientific principles and concepts of soil/rock mechanics, water flow, and the pollution of soil, water and air Identify the standards, regulations, policies and legal frameworks required for the professional practice of applied environmental geology Research and write a Stage I professional desk study site report of a geo-environmental hazard using primary sources and GIS techniques Design and execute a Stage II geotechnical, geophysical, hydrogeological and geoenvironmental site and laboratory investigation, analyse the data and develop remedial solutions for geoenvironmental problems Communicate effectively (both written and orally) in multi-disciplinary teams, act ethically and in conformity with health and safety regulations, and assess the sustainability of policies and projects Special Features Seven months taught course in Cardiff followed by five months professional project, usually as part of an industry placement Vocational training, providing in-demand skills in geotechnical and environmental geology Strong links with industry and government agencies through invited lecturers and industrial projects In 2010-2011 and 2011-2012, over 95% of the students secured employment by the end of their MSc course National recognition of academic standards with four consecutive MSc dissertations (2008/2009/2010/2011) being awarded the Curry Prize by the Geologists’ Association Course Description The Cardiff MSc in Applied Environmental Geology is focused on providing geoscience graduates with the advanced skills appropriate to... [-]

MA/MSc Geography (by research)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

These programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

MA/MSc Geography (by research) Our Geography MA/MSc (by research) programmes enable you to conduct in-depth research into a science or social science focused aspect of geography. These courses are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters-level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focused on either a social science, scientific or technological aspect of geography. It is not possible to upgrade the Geography MA/MSc (by research) to a PhD (see Geography MRes). By undertaking one of these programmes you will benefit from being part of a world leading, research-intensive school, spending time on a topic of your choice while enhancing your research skills and subject expertise. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked in the top 50 worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 Course details You will be required to complete a supervised dissertation worth up to 180 credits and have the option to replace up to 60 of those credits with optional taught modules across our wide-ranging portfolio of modules. By doing so, this reduces the maximum number of... [-]

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master’s in Human Geography that best reflects your interests: - Conflicts, Territories and Identities: You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with. - Cultural Geography and Tourism: Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. - Economic Geography: Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. - Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance: Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation. - Globalisation, Migration and Development: Investigate... [-]


Civil and Environmental Engineering

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The innovative, dynamic work of civil and environmental engineers can be seen everywhere in today's world. Civil and environmental engineers analyze, plan, design, and build structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams; infrastructure systems for transportation; water resources and natural hazard protection; and environmental control and remediation of both the natural and constructed environment. [+]

Civil and Environmental Engineering The innovative, dynamic work of civil and environmental engineers can be seen everywhere in today's world. Civil and environmental engineers analyze, plan, design, and build structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams; infrastructure systems for transportation; water resources and natural hazard protection; and environmental control and remediation of both the natural and constructed environment. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is at the forefront of education and research, expanding in areas such as hurricane and earthquake design, sustainable development, intelligent transportation systems, high-performance and novel materials characterization, bioelectrical remediation, life-cycle analyses, nondestructive evaluation, and cardiovascular flow. While working on their degree, civil and environmental engineering undergraduate students also have the opportunity to participate in research projects and work with graduate students and professors as research assistants. Research projects stem from the five areas of civil and environmental engineering and are often conducted by multidisciplinary teams and researchers of different backgrounds. Civil and environmental engineers enjoy high salaries and have a multitude of employment opportunities. Our graduates are prepared to enter the job market with federal, state, and municipal agencies; with private consulting firms involved with aspects of planning, design, construction, or environmental sustainability; and with the development of facilities, resources, and environmental control for industrial development. Areas of Study Environmental Engineering: Here we focus on improving the environmental quality of air, water, and soils, including physical and biochemical remediation and treatment, sustainable construction, modeling of environmental systems, solid and hazardous waste control, air pollution control... [-]

MSc Engineering Surveying with Geographical Information Science

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course brings high quality surveying and positioning and geospatial information analysis and management together. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. The use of geospatial information is becoming common place in everyday life through satellite navigation systems and geographical information systems. In addition to general public applications are the needs and demands of the professional community often through engineering and environmental sciences. Core to these interests are the sciences of spatial measurement, information collection and management. This course builds on the highly successful MSc Engineering Surveying and Geodesy and the MSc Geographical Information Science (GIS) to bring the disciplines of high quality surveying and positioning and geospatial information analysis and management together. Key facts We have recently invested over £3m into upgrading our facilities. The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top tenuniversities for engineering. The department has extensive links with industrial sponsors and other organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. Our research is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK industrial and commercial companies, UK government departments, charities and the European Union. Presessional English for Academic Purposes The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes. If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course,... [-]

MSc in Environmental Geography

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Bayreuth

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. [+]

Understanding the interactions between environment and society in space and time Environmental Geography addresses contemporary environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. You are looking for a M.Sc. programme that combines an in-depth education in natural sciences with contextualization from social sciences to address major contemporary challenges of environmental change? You seek for an international place of study with excellent training facilities and a strong focus on research-led teaching? You want a practice-oriented M.Sc. programme that provides you with knowledge and skills to build your personal career in the environmental sector? Then come join us at the University of Bayreuth and apply here! Why Environmental Geography? Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. Often the dynamics of such environmental processes require an understanding of the spatial and temporal couplings between the atmosphere, biosphere, relief sphere, pedosphere, and hydrosphere. In addition, the interaction with human activities is of utmost importance. Physical geography – as an interdisciplinary field with a marked focus on the environment-society nexus – is among the core disciplines addressing and examining these environmental changes. The new M.Sc. programme ‘Environmental Geography’ at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, addresses students who seek to obtain knowledge about the dynamics of environmental processes, to acquire the analytical skills to assess human impacts on landforms and natural cycles, and to benefit from an... [-]

Master in Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time October 2017 Austria Graz

The engineering sciences master’s programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering lasts four semesters and consists of one stage of study. It goes into the knowledge acquired in the Civil Engineering and Construction Management bachelor’s programme (6 semesters) in more depth. The entire master’s degree programme comprises 120 ECTS credits. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. Geotechnics and hydraulics deal with all of what are known as “difficult foundations”, i.e. with buildings and structures that are erected on special foundations. This includes, for example, tunnels, dams, river power stations, dikes or embankments. Among these count, for example, tunnels, reservoirs, hydro-electric power stations and dams. Students prepare themselves at Graz University of Technology for their future occcupational fields in a pratically oriented way. This is ensured by teaching staff with real-life experience and excellent infrastructure, such as Austria's biggest experimental hydraulics laboratory which makes use of models. The engineering sciences master’s programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering lasts four semesters and consists of one stage of study. It goes into the knowledge acquired in the Civil Engineering and Construction Management bachelor’s programme (6 semesters) in more depth. The entire master’s degree programme comprises 120 ECTS credits. Specialised graduate courses: - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Rock Mechanics and Tunneling - Hydraulic Engineering Graduates of the programme are awarded the academic title of “Diplom-Ingenieurin” or “Diplom-Ingenieur” which is equivalent to the international "Master of Science" ("MSc"). Admissions: To participate in the selection procedure, you must apply online within the admission period. Exception: Students who have already completed a relevant bachelor's degree at Graz University of Technology or in the framework of NAWI Graz at the University of Graz. Please note the admission deadlines. Working as a civil engineer Civil engineers are actively involved in shaping the future. They plan and take... [-]

Master in Geographic Information Science

Eastern Illinois University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Charleston

Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers. [+]

Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences (PSM in GISci) is an interdisciplinary program designed to facilitate students' pursuit of an advanced degree with training in the Geographic Information Sciences, while simultaneously developing business skills highly valued by potential employers. Experiences provided by the faculty in the classroom, laboratory and field will prepare the student for internship opportunities. Each experience will form a basis for the degree requirements of the program as well as for preparing the successful graduate to address the documented local and regional workforce needs in business, government and non-profit sectors. Eastern Illinois University has a strong history in the Geographic Information Sciences. Program size facilitates the personal development of the student by encouraging student mentoring with faculty from the following units: Department of Biological Sciences Department of Geology/Geography Department of Political Sciences Department of Sociology-Anthropology Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences The Professional Science Master's (PSM) is an innovative, new graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science or mathematics, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. PSM programs consist of two years of academic training in an emerging or interdisciplinary area, along with a professional component that may include internships and "cross-training" in workplace skills, such as business, communications, and regulatory affairs. All have been developed in concert with employers and are designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. [-]

MSc in Geography

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Geography minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geography consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. The primary purpose of the MSc in Geography minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Geography consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation. The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study. For admission to the Master’s Degree in Geography, a BSc/BA Honours degree in Geography is required. A research dissertation dealing with a topic chosen by the candidate, under the supervisor of his choice, but within the field of specialisation of that supervisor. Approved by the Departmental Head and the Faculty of Science. General rules of admission, as set out by the Faculty of Science and the University, apply. [-]