Master Program in Geographic Sciences

Top 39 Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences 2018

Geographic Sciences

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Geographic sciences can include an education on the computational methods and data structures used to represent, analyze and process geographic information. In addition, geographic science students may have the opportunity to study Earth’s physical features.

Masters in Geographic Sciences

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Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Program for students that would like to specialize in Geoecology. [+]

Master's Program in Geoecology

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Program for students that would like to specialize in Geoecology. Geoecology integrates the fields of Geosciences and Ecology. With an emphasis on the Nordic landscape, you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the effects of anthropogenic impact, such as resource utilization and pollution. These processes result in a more dynamic environment than what is generally recognized, and you will develop an awareness of environmental changes on timescales from years to millennia.

InstructionThe Study Program starts with a field course, Field Methods in Geoecology. After that, you will have opportunities to take theoretical courses and applied courses directed towards field studies, as well as courses directed towards Geographic Information Systems.The program is very flexible, as the only compulsory courses are the first course, Field methods in Geoecology, 15 ETCS, and the final Degree thesis, 30 ECTS. Courses can otherwise be chosen freely, as long as the requirements for the M.Sc. degree are met.... [-]


Master in Media Spaces

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Berlin Region Iserlohn Hamburg + 2 more

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specializations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programs taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job. [+]

Our society is becoming more mobile: Terms like “space” and “distance” are undergoing a fundamental transformation thanks to digital media. Today, there’s a whole sector of industry devoted to communicating and producing information, brands, and experiences in media spaces.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe provides you with the skills to transform communication within virtual and physical spaces into inspiring and lasting experiences. In the Media Spaces master’s program, you’ll learn how to analyze and locate spatial, moving, and non-linear forms of expression and how to apply them to your own spatial concepts. You’ll be in the perfect position to develop complex and advanced design and technological solutions for challenges of a multi-disciplinary nature thanks to the sound media competence you’ll have as a graduate.... [-]


Online Master of Geographic Information Science (GISc)

Kent State Online
Online Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

The online Master of Geographic Information Science (GISc) from Kent State University offers you the skills and knowledge to delve into exciting and evolving areas within GISc. With the increasing demand for GISc expertise, graduates of the GISc program can drive innovation and apply modern technologies to their careers in nonprofit, government, or business sectors. [+]

The online Master of Geographic Information Science (GISc) from Kent State University offers you the skills and knowledge to delve into exciting and evolving areas within GISc. With the increasing demand for GISc expertise, graduates of the GISc program can drive innovation and apply modern technologies to their careers in nonprofit, government, or business sectors. The need for geographic information science expertise and spatial technology is highlighted every day, worldwide. GIS experts can make significant impacts in major global challenges such as health, water resources, or climate change. You can also influence people’s daily lives with cartography, transportation, and education. This program prepares you with skills that extend beyond simply understanding a software’s capability or features. You’ll have the opportunity to design, manage, and use geographic information technologies to develop and improve the tools and systems we rely on every day. Why choose Kent State’s online Master of Geographic Information Science?... [-]


MRes/(Sc) MRes Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

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

Research overview

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

They are aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based masters-level qualification.

With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, MRes students typically conduct in-depth research into a social science aspect of geography, while (Sc) MRes students focus on a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade to a PhD at the discretion of the school.

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.... [-]


Master in Border Studies

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. [+]

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond.

The multilingual courses are taught in German, French and English in three countries at four different universities:

University of Luxembourg; University of Lorraine (France); Saarland University (Germany); University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Addressing the challenging questions of the 21st century

In the wake of the abolition of regular border controls in Europe and the fall of the iron curtain, the field of Border Studies has opened up new objects of research and has experienced a noticeable development boost. At the same time, European societies experience the challenges of the new closing of borders.... [-]


Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24  September 2018 Iceland Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]


Master in Earthquake Engineering

European Polytechnical University
Campus Full time October 2018 Bulgaria Pernik

This Master's program aims at enhancing and deepening civil engineers' qualification in the field of anti-seismic security of buildings and facilities during their design and implementation. [+]

This Master's program aims at enhancing and deepening civil engineers' qualification in the field of anti-seismic security of buildings and facilities during their design and implementation.

Bulgaria and many other countries have active seismic activities on their territories, which presupposes that they should be secured against this destructive natural phenomenon.

Taking special measures during the design of the buildings and facilities against seismic activities is related to one of the main requirements to investment projects – securing people's health and life.

The program trains specialists in the areas of geophysical and earthquake engineering who are capable of evaluating, predicting and reducing the risk of earthquakes.... [-]


Master in Geology

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time September 2018 China Beijing

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure, and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of earth. [+]

Geology (070900) Program Introduction

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure, and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. The first-level discipline of Geology complies of five second-level disciplines of Mineralogy-Petrology-Gitology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Palaeontology & Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology. The researches of our Geological disciplines mainly characterized in that of the structure and property of a basin, the depositional systems and sedimentary effects, the physical, chemical or biological effects which occurred inside the sedimentary basin, and how these geological effects control the deposition and formation of fossil fuels. During 1950s, with the help of experts from the Soviet Union, our geological department began to recruit graduate students, and in early 1980s, authorized by the Chinese government, ours became one of the first departments to offer master degrees, and later to establish doctoral programs in Mineralogy, Petrology and Gitology in 1993, in Geochemistry in 2003, in Structural Geology in 2005. In 2003, approved by the National Ministry of Personnel, our department established the Post-doctoral Research Station in Geology. In 2006, we were authorized to offer doctor degree in Geology discipline.... [-]


Master in Environmental Geosciences

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). [+]

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). During their studies, students will gain experience with modern analytical procedures and will attend practical courses and workshops.

Environmental Geosciences are currently at the forefront of many scientific disciplines and have an important practical outcome as well. The understanding of pollutants’ behavior in various environmental compartments, remediation of contaminated sites and evolution of ecosystems in the Earth’s history are just a few examples of the topics covered by the program. The laboratories at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences are equipped with high-end instrumentation for advanced specialized methods used in environmental geochemistry, such as speciation and specialized isotope analyses. These techniques are currently fast emerging and crucial in the developing fields of Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry.... [-]


Master in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2018 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The program will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]

Master in Economic Geology

The Master’s Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages.

The program will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry.

Program Outline

The Master's degree program comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely.

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Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2019 Australia Canberra

Earth science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth sciences. The Master of Earth Sciences provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further university studies. [+]

ANU is ranked number one in Australia for Earth sciences and number 12 globally.*

Our high standing is built upon an emphasis on application of the enabling sciences—mathematics, physics, and chemistry—to address the big challenges in Earth sciences. We are innovators: always seeking to develop new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational.

Our cutting-edge research led by over 70 academic staff, along with state-of-the-art facilities, provide a conducive environment for high-quality research training for our postgraduate students. Whether it be chemistry, physics or biology, all of our academics are experts in their field, giving students diverse disciplinary perspectives on research projects.... [-]


Master In Applied Geophysics

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time September 2018 Romania Bucharest

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today the traditions of Romanian geology continue to a high level of scientific and didactic approach, on the background of modernization and permanent updating. [+]

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today the traditions of Romanian geology continue to a high level of scientific and didactic approach, on the background of modernization and permanent updating.

The current organization of the faculty dates back to 1990 and is characterized by a continuous dynamic, offering graduates career opportunities in industry as well as in the scientific and academic fields.

The academic offer of the faculty contains three bachelor programs, five master and one doctoral programs in modern study areas and a great interest for the global labor market and advanced scientific research: Geological Engineering, Geology and Geophysics.... [-]


Master in Geotechnics

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 18  September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava

Field of master study of Geotechnics takes one and half years. It takes the Geotechnics bachelor degree up. The knowledge acquired in the bachelor course of geotechnics is further developed in two trends. [+]

Branch Profile

Field of master study of Geotechnics takes one and half years. It takes the Geotechnics bachelor degree up. The knowledge acquired in the bachelor course of geotechnics is further developed in two trends. First, it intensifies more the fundaments adopted before to achieve an advanced level in them. Secondly, it concerts fundaments to see the geotechnical engineering in its complexity and also optionally it proceeds some geotechnical affairs that can become the graduate future employment after finishing the study.

The master study terminates with a thesis defense on a geotechnical topic and with a comprehensive examination in tree geotechnical matters. The acquired knowledge is sufficient to take up a professional work on an upper lever in the geotechnical practice. The master study constitutes a takeoff for a successful live long individual professional perfection. The best graduates can continue on Doctor study.... [-]


Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. [+]

Remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are essential to study the Earth and manage its resources. This central role is not only present in the academic world but we perceive it in multiple fields. Indeed, we found signs of increased presence and interest in areas such as the (new and improved satellite Earth observation, aerial vehicles or UAVs, European boost to GPS systems like Galileo, etc.) tools, geographic information (the success of Google Earth or Google Maps, the quality excellent ICC mapping, etc.), its metadata (increased presence and consolidation of standards), cataloging Special data Infrastructures (IDEC, IDEE, etc.) or software (such as the current gratuity of Miramon programms for administrations and students that has driven the Generalitat de Catalunya and the different alternatives of free software).... [-]


Master of Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 India Ahmedabad + 1 more

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance. [+]

Master of Technology in Geomatics

Faculty of Technology – CEPT University

GEOMATICS, popularly known as Geo-Informatics refers to the mathematics, science, and technology used to study spatial information. It is a field with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. This multidisciplinary course integrates the acquisition, management, analysis, modeling and presentation of geospatial information.

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance.... [-]