Master's Program in Earth Sciences

Top 16 Masters Programs in Earth Sciences 2017

Earth Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

An MSc in Earth Sciences is a degree that focuses in research of the different systems engaged in the Earth. Students will obtain research skills, knowledge and understanding of climatic consequences of interaction of different components and the interaction of the biosphere with the lithosphere, cryosphere and hydrosphere.

Masters Program in Earth Sciences

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Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. [+]

Masters Programs in Earth Sciences. Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling. A unique training opportunity Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners. Specific strengths The technical skills related to groundwater prospection and abstraction, as well as to reservoir characterization and protection are an important part of the program. Particular emphasis is laid upon groundwater contamination processes and remediation issues, and prospection and exploitation of geothermal resources at low, medium and high depths. Degree awarded Master of Science in... [-]

Master in Mining Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The Master’s studies in Mining Engineering enriches the knowledge gained in the specialized field and that increases the possibilities of advancement in the profession, especially to management grades. [+]

Study Branch Mining Branch Profile The Master’s studies in Mining Engineering enriches the knowledge gained in the specialized field and that increases the possibilities of advancement in the profession, especially to management grades. A graduate satisfies the conditions required by the Czech authorities for all official positions in mines and quarries in the Czech Republic. The course educates experts to work in the sphere of mining and in the processing of raw materials, including fossil fuels and metallic and non-metallic minerals. A graduate will be well-qualified to work in establishments engaged in civil engineering or to be employed as research workers working as state administration clerks in municipal offices and in regional authorities and ministries. After a successful graduation of the Master’s course, it is possible to continue in doctoral [Ph.D.] studies in the field of Mining or Mining Geomechanics. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge On the basis of theoretical and practical experience, the graduate can apply their knowledge and expertise in mining, processing, and cleaning up the mining activities, as deep, and superficial way, then find application in energy, engineering companies and handlers of valuable minerals and companies that deal with landscaping work. Skills Graduate of the programme Mining can provide engineering, design and manage the exploratory phase of the preparation of deposits, mining engineering works, traffic management, rehabilitation and liquidation activity in higher levels of business management. General Competencies The Master's degree in Mining Engineering is conceived so that future graduates enjoy the widest application in practice. Occupational Profiles... [-]

Master Degree in Geo-environmental Resources and Risks

University of Camerino
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Camerino

This Master’s program is completely taught in English and it lasts 2 years with a total of 120 ECTS credits earned. [+]

Masters Programs in Earth Sciences. This Master’s program is completely taught in English and it lasts 2 years with a total of 120 ECTS credits earned. This program has only one intake (October). The course provides knowledge and practical expertise in the field of Earth Sciences related to the natural resources and the environmental hazards, aiming to form a geologist able to operate in: a) the study, exploration, exploitation and sustainable use of geo-resources (water, hydrocarbons, geo-materials, geothermal energy, b) the study of geological hazards (monitoring, evaluation, mitigation management, prevention). Time is dedicated to the acquisition of interdisciplinary knowledge, especially useful in addressing environmental issues (like groundwater pollution, disaster management or effects of climate change) and transversal competences (use of advanced software and programming codes). Practical workshops held by geologists working in specific fields help introducing the students to the professional world. Program Pre-Requisites / documents to be provided for pre evaluation: Bachelor Degree in a relevant field of study (Geosciences, Geophysics, Environmental/natural sciences, Engineering with suitable geology background is required. The students must also have a background in chemistry, mathematics and physics at university level) (translated in English or Italian, any format). Curriculum Vitae (translated in English or Italian, any format). English proficiency certificate for non-English mother tongue. Minimum requirements: CEF B2; IELTS 6.5. For detailed information about application process, fees and scholarship please contact us. [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Canberra

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. [+]

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. Our Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) lets you study pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards. *QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project; Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets; Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these; Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience; Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics Career Options Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers... [-]

Master's Degree in Inland Water Quality Assessment

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Madrid

This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. [+]

Masters Programs in Earth Sciences. Skills and professional training This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. In this way, students will be able to participate in research projects and/or management plans for water quality in any European country. Past editions of this Master’s Degree’s Degree have been extremely successful with a subsequent employment rate of 75% of graduates working in question related to water quality in several European and non-European countries. Specific admission requirements: Entry to the Master’s Degree in Inland Water Quality will be subject to the general conditions of entry and admission for postgraduate students which are established in the regulations for postgraduate studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid. These regulation state that candidates must have an official Spanish university degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, etc.) or a technically compatible programme (Engineering related to water or the environment, health sciences, etc). Foreign degrees do not need to be officially recognized as long as candidates can demonstrate can establish that their degree has an equivalent level to that of the corresponding Spanish degree and would allow entry to postgraduate studies in their home country. Moreover, given the European nature of this Master’s Degree, and the fact that is taught... [-]

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. [+]

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. [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time September 2017 France Poitiers Portugal Aveiro Brazil Porto Alegre Greece Crete + 6 more

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

Masters Programs in Earth Sciences. ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science : the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil. Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest. In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials. Clay knowledge is extremely inter- and multidisciplinary as it includes geological, geotechnical, mineralogical, physico-chemical and bio-geochemical aspects. The IMACS is the first master course addressing analytical techniques and... [-]

Master in Atmospheric Physics

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. Theoretical Courses Climate Dynamics Objective Data Analysis Atmospheric Convection Planetary Boundary Layer Advanced Applied Math Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics Applied Courses Radar Meteorology Atmospheric Radiation Mesoscale Meteorology Air Pollution Meteorology Numerical Simulations Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (4 credits for seminars) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Pass an oral defense of thesis. Research Facilities & Lab Mesoscale Simulation Lab Synoptic –Dynamics Lab Climate Dynamics and Simulation Lab Climate/ Monsoon Lab Radar Meteorology Lab Meteorological Satellite Lab Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Research Proposal Two Letters... [-]

MSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

This MSc programme enables you to gain first-rate theoretical and practical skills in complex issues and technical systems within the area of environmental and climate change. [+]

Programme overview

Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands and exploitation of natural resources as a result of population growth, is probably the greatest emerging challenge influencing our future. The demand for well-educated and highly skilled graduates within this field is, and will remain, extremely high.

We are now offering a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. A unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree from a top international university - a perfect platform for a career or future study.... [-]


MSc in Geology, Bedrock Geologoy

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme covers nearly all aspects of bedrock geology, for example mineralogy, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology, geochronology and dating techniques, geochemistry, structural geology, sedimentology, palaeontology, palaeoecology and the evolution of life. [+]

Programme overview

The programme covers nearly all aspects of bedrock geology, for example mineralogy, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology, geochronology and dating techniques, geochemistry, structural geology, sedimentology, palaeontology, palaeoecology and the evolution of life. It aims at providing students with a wide range of geological knowledge, exposure to areas at the cutting edge of research, and a thorough understanding of the practical applications of bedrock geology. Four 15-credit courses form the basis of the programme: 1.Sedimentary Geology and Basin Analysis 2.Magmatic Petrology, Geochemistry and Geochronology 3.Metamorphic Petrology and Structural Geology 4.Evolution of the Biosphere, Palaeoecology and Palaeontology .... [-]


MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. [+]

Programme overview

The programme is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. You will gain knowledge of a broad range of topics within fields such as physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography and ecology. You will also learn how to use advanced computational and laboratory-based methods and gain experience in field measurements and operations.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles you will be able to work within the fields of environmental management, consultancy, climate modelling and research in both a national and international context.... [-]


Master of Archaeological Science

Australian National University - College of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time Australia Canberra

Boost your credentials and your career with a Master of Archaeological Science at the ANU. This unique degree offers you access to over 40 top ranked international archaeologists. Join them in the field or in our world class laboratories to hone your technical expertise and experience. [+]

Boost your credentials and your career with a Master of Archaeological Science at the ANU. This unique degree offers you access to over 40 top ranked international archaeologists. Join them in the field or in our world class laboratories to hone your technical expertise and experience. Students can tailor the program to their own training objectives, through hands on experience with a wide range of supervising specialists, materials and laboratory resources. Two specialisations are available to match your interests: Forensic archaeology and palaeopathology and Quaternary studies and palaeoenvironments. Admissions Requirements Domestic A Bachelor degree with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline maybe eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students International A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline maybe eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit. All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students Career opportunities: The Master of Archaeological Science can lead to a PhD, or advance your career in cultural and environmental resource management, heritage management, forensic... [-]

MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science

University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment
Campus Full time 12  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. [+]

Masters Programs in Earth Sciences. This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. Alternatively, if you decide to leave academia, the highly transferable skills gained from this course could lead to a research role in industry or government. Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling. Course highlights: Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes... Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is the UK’s most diverse academic institute for atmospheric research. National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), one of six research centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), providing its core atmospheric research. Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) a world-leading centre for policy-relevant, solution-driven climate research Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level. Continue on to a PhD, or... [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

 

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


Master of Philosophy – Science (Research)

James Cook University
Campus Full time Part time January 2018 Australia Townsville Cairns Singapore Buona Vista area Brisbane + 6 more

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway. [+]

Master of Philosophy – Science (Research)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway.

It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.It is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.

JCU offers four categories of Master of Philosophy - Science:

Agriculture, Environment and Related Studies Architecture and Building Engineering and Related Technologies Natural and Physical Sciences Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.... [-]