MSc Program in Geographic Sciences

Top 89 Masters of Science in Geographic Sciences 2017/2018

Geographic Sciences

A Master of Science or MSc is a postgraduate degree typically in the fields of sciences and social sciences. MSc may be course-based, research-based, or a mixture of the two.

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 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Geosciences

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 30 - 36  August 2018 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. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. 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%. [-]

Master in Subsurface Geoscience

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Houston

This degree is designed for students who wish to become proficient in applying geological knowledge and geophysical methods to finding and developing reserves of oil and natural gas. Students can specialize in two focus areas: geology and geophysics. The geology focus area prepares students to be explorationists, with strong skills in using seismic and other geophysical methods along with geological principles to find oil and natural gas. The geophysics focus area prepares students to become technical experts in aspects of exploration seismology. [+]

"Students in the Professional Master’s Program benefit from Rice’s highly recognized academic resources enhanced with professional components that together foster the development of essential science, communication, and management skills. The (Subsurface Geoscience) track creates a rare breed of well-prepared professionals possessing the wide range of abilities necessary to devise innovative and pragmatic approaches to tackle difficult industry problems.""Students in the Professional Master’s Program benefit from Rice’s highly recognized academic resources enhanced with professional components that together foster the development of essential science, communication, and management skills. The (Subsurface Geoscience) track creates a rare breed of well-prepared professionals possessing the wide range of abilities necessary to devise innovative and pragmatic approaches to tackle difficult industry problems." – André Erlich, Chief Information Officer, Schlumberger Ltd. (retired) The Subsurface Geoscience program is geared for students who would like to become proficient in applying geological knowledge and geophysical methods to find and develop reserves of oil and natural gas. The core requirements for the degree are strong courses in geophysical exploration methods, management and policy courses, communication skills, and an industrial internship. Students select a group of elective courses from a focus area (see below), or from a variety of other courses related to their interest. The Geology focus area prepares students to be "explorationists," with strong skills in using seismic and other geophysical methods along with geological principles to find oil and natural gas. The Geophysics focus area prepares students to become technical experts in aspects of exploration seismology. Coursework Courses in the... [-]

Master in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme prepares specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. Modern life more and more relies on BIG DATA and digitized work processes – geoinformatics helps to manage and analyse contemporary spatial data and make decisions on development and policy. The 2-year master’s programme in Geoinformatics for Urbanised Society prepares highly qualified specialists on handling and analysing spatial data and developing decision support systems for public, private, and non-governmental sector. Special emphasis of the programme is put on the development of practical skills of students. Combines geography and IT in the age of BIG data. Gives tools to analyse social and natural processes in space for interdisciplinary decision- and policy-making. Teaches the full cycle of spatial data management starting from field work and data acquisition towards visualising planning solutions. Fulfillment of the master’s programme enables employment in public, private, and non-governmental sector as Spatial Data Manager, Spatial Analyst, or GIS Consultant for Planning and Regional Policy. There are numerous further employment options in local and regional development and policy. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

Master of Science Programme in Geospatial Technologies

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Castellón

This master’s degree runs over three semesters, the first two dedicated to the programme courses, and the third for completion of the master’s thesis. The first semester courses at the UJI focus on new technology contents and basic geographical information. In the second semester, at the University of Münster, students take subjects in basic and advanced geoinformation science. [+]

This master’s degree runs over three semesters, the first two dedicated to the programme courses, and the third for completion of the master’s thesis. The first semester courses at the UJI focus on new technology contents and basic geographical information. In the second semester, at the University of Münster, students take subjects in basic and advanced geoinformation science. Courses are also taught on other important subjects such as project management and research methods. The master’s thesis is closely linked to ongoing research projects at one of the partner universities. The objective of this master’s programme is to traint professionals in geospatial technologies, a rapidly growing area with a shortage of professionals; it therefore provides an excellent opportunity for a professional career in the field. UJI coordinators: Joaquín Huerta Guijarro, Michael Gould and Jorge Mateu Mahiques (Institute of New Imaging Technologies and Department of Mathematics of the Universitat Jaume I). Coordinating university: University of Münster (Germany) Partner universities: Universitat Jaume I, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University of Münster Number of credits: 90 ECTS credits Duration: three academic semesters (September 2017 / March 2019) Teaching modality: face-to face learning Language of instruction: English Price: in accordance with official fees yet to be announce (2016: 51,26 €/credit) [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

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 be able to utilise their work experience... [-]

MSc in Cultural Geography: Tourism Geography and Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2018 Netherlands Leeuwarden

Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. [+]

Master of Science Programs in Geographic Sciences. Tourism as a socio-cultural and spatial phenomenon has become a major constituent of flows of people at different geographical scales. Tourism geography and planning explores the interactions amongst tourists, visitors, and inhabitants in and with places. What effects does tourism have on places visited and on the inhabitants of those places? How are tourism destinations socio-culturally and spatially constructed? How do tourists influence and experience spaces, places and cultures? How can regional identities be used in tourism planning, and which role(s) can tourism play in regional development? These questions will be critically explored in the Masters Track Tourism Geography & Planning. This Track is part of the Masters Programme Cultural Geography which focuses on how place attachment, local qualities and regional identities influence spatial behavior and perceived quality of life of people and places. The courses are taught in Leeuwarden at RUG/Campus Fryslân. In this Track, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences collaborates with the School of Tourism Management at Stenden University of Applied Sciences. Tourism Geography & Planning offers international, place-based, critical and research-oriented perspectives. It will equip graduates with socio-cultural, spatial and planning theories, up-to-date research methods, and relevant practices about tourism and places. Programme Fieldwork Cultural Geography Place, Regions & Identities Tourism Planning & Practice Cross-cultural Spatial Behaviour in Tourism Nature, Landscape & Heritage Master Thesis Qualitative Research Methods Tourism & Regional Development Social Impact Assessment Admission requirements Language test English on VWO level ... [-]

Master of Science in Geography

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires of a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 hours (non-thesis option). [+]

The Master of Science in Geography Program has, on average, 20 to 25 students in residence each year. The program requires of a minimum of 30 credit hours (thesis option) or 36 hours (non-thesis option). Students taking the non-thesis option have to complete a comprehensive exam. With a faculty to graduate student ratio of 1:2 within geography, graduate students receive careful mentoring and advising. All graduate students are required to take Geography 6201 (Geographic Thought and Methods) and Geography 6304 (Geographical Information Systems I). Additional course work taken should be appropriate to the students' interests. Students are encouraged to submit research proposals at the end of their first year to be considered for funding from the Campbell Graduate Student Summer Research Awards. Learn more about our range of Graduate Courses. The MS program in Geography trains young professionals in areas of human and physical geography, while making sure that students have a working knowledge of various geospatial techniques. The graduate program has four core areas of focus that reflect the research interests of our faculty: Urban Environment Development and Sustainability Human Migration and Mobility Applied Geospatial Techniques In addition to these core interests, the geography faculty members also have regional expertise in North America, Latin America, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the Arctic. Careers in Geography Many of our master's students pursue rewarding careers in governmental and non-governmental institutions and in the private sector. Recent MS students are employed at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S.... [-]

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2018 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 the... [-]


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:... [-]

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. The only degree programme of its kind in Central Europe: In the English language master's programme Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering at TU Graz, you profit from a combination of two disciplines - geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering. You learn in a practical manner, participating in practice sessions in the laboratory and on-site, and taking part in field trips. For example, you pilot hydraulic projects in Austria’s largest water laboratory. Content Students acquire a solid knowledge of geology, soil mechanics, foundation engineering, rock mechanics, tunnelling, hydraulics and structural hydraulic engineering. Core areas Students design, assess, monitor and create foundations, supporting structures, natural and artificial scarps and slopes, tunnels and underground structures, dams and hydro power plants They quantify soil, rock and hydraulic qualities. They focus on the material behaviour of geomaterials. They learn about catastrophe management and how to deal with natural hazards. Students choose from one of the following specialisations: Hydraulic engineering and water management Soil mechanics and foundation engineering Rock mechanics and tunnelling Career Options Geotechnical and hydraulic engineers play an important part in the design, assessment and construction of infrastructure. They are in great demand in the employment market and are known for playing an important role in complex building projects. Graduates work nationally and internationally in engineering offices, at firms specialising in underground engineering, for developers, at universities and for state property developers. [-]

Master of Science in Geoscience

University of Malaysia Kelantan
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 10  January 2018 Malaysia Kota Bharu Bachok Jeli + 3 more

Geoscience is the study of land issues and related movements of the earth's surface, geo hazards (landslides, floods, and earthquakes), exploration of natural resources (such as water, minerals, petroleum and natural gas), the management of geological information with the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geological mapping. [+]

Geoscience is the study of land issues and related movements of the earth's surface, geo hazards (landslides, floods, and earthquakes), exploration of natural resources (such as water, minerals, petroleum and natural gas), the management of geological information with the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geological mapping. Admission Requirement Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (CGPA >2.75) from recognized institutions of higher learning or equivalent qualification as endorsed by the Senate. Applicants with other qualifications may also be considered for admission provided he/she has appropriate research experience and able to demonstrate the capacity to undertake Postgraduate Studies. [-]

MSc in Global Navigation Satellite System

ENAC
Campus Full time September 2017 France Toulouse

The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a 2-year program co-organized by ENAC and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE). This MSc [+]

MSc in Global Navigation Satellite System The Master of Science (MSc) in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is a 2-year program co-organized by ENAC and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE). This MSc in GNSS has been developed with the support of the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency. Recently, GNSS has gained a lot of attention worldwide due to a significant increase of the applications using GPS for positioning:

leisure, farming, aeronautics, location-based services,

etc.

This international enthusiasm is confirmed by the worldwide development of other global and regional satellite-based navigation systems in Europe, US, China, Russia, India and Japan, creating a strong need for experts in this field job.... [-]