Masters Program in Geoscience

Best 14 Master's Programs in Geoscience 2017

Geoscience

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Students who complete a geoscience course often find themselves ready to conduct independent research in the earth sciences. These programs usually include detailed examination of topics such as fluid dynamics, geological theory and pollutant containment.

Master Program in Geoscience

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Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Geoscience. 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). In this context there is a need for well-trained professionals in these disciplines, who know the basics, but also the latest trends as standardization promoted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 their recent developments, clay mineral... [-]

Master in Geotechnics

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 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. [+]

Masters Programs in Geoscience. 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 affaires that can became the graduate future employment after finishing 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 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. Key Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE Graduate has a broad knowledge not only of the basic geotechnical disciplines, but also from a number of specialized disciplines that reflect the contemporary state of knowledge in the field and is enable to solve complex geotechnical problems. Graduates demonstrate a broad knowledge of theories and methods of the field, but is able to effectively implement activities and findings of other related disciplines.   SKILLS Based on the knowledge of the field of study the graduate is ready to a comprehensive solution of the theoretical and practical problems with using the latest knowledge in the field. It is able to apply advanced... [-]

Master in Geophysics

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. P [+]

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences. 
 Fundamental Courses Theoretical geophysics Communication Theory Ⅰ Source Mechanics Advanced Structural Geology Advanced Seismology I Basin Analysis Professional Courses Seismic Data Processing Sequence Stratigraphy Advanced Seismic Exploration Engineering Earthquake Case Analysis Natural Resource Unconventional Resources Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (including 4 credits of Seminar & 4 semesters of Colloquium) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Elective Courses(pass at least one course in each of the four major fields –Geology, Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, and Mathematics and Computation) Publish at least one conference abstract or paper. Pass an oral defense of thesis." Research Facilities & Lab Strong Ground Motion Research Group Subducting Slab Research Group Reflection Seismic Research Group Electromagnetic Exploration Research Group Computational Geophysical Research Group Gravity and Magnetism laboratory Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Related Academic Publications [-]

Master in Geological Engineering

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

The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). [+]

Masters Programs in Geoscience. Study Branch Geological Engineering Branch Profile The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Skills Graduates are able to solve individually wide complex of geological and geoscience problems with utilization theory, concepts a methodology concern also problematic of related technical and geoscience fields. General Competencies Graduates are to decide individually in relation to new and varying circumstances, so as take into account wide social consequences. Occupational Profiles of Graduates Master studies is designed first of all for graduates of bachelor studies of geology, mining and geography. The Master's level focuses on gaining a deeper knowledge of applied geology. The basic study is accompanied by a professional profiling enabled by... [-]

Master in Geoinformatics

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

The aim is to prepare graduates who master professional subject matters from the sphere of geoinformatics and geoinformation technologies at the level that enables the creation of new applications of geoinformation technologies, project management and the management and administration of geoinformation systems, the implementation of the advanced analysis, and search for new ways to solve different spatial problems. [+]

Study Branch Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics Branch Profile The aim is to prepare graduates who master professional subject matters from the sphere of geoinformatics and geoinformation technologies at the level that enables the creation of new applications of geoinformation technologies, project management and the management and administration of geoinformation systems, the implementation of the advanced analysis, and search for new ways to solve different spatial problems. These will be applicable in both the state and local governments as well as in the private sector (manager of the utilities, transport undertakings, companies involved in the collection and distribution of geodata, etc.). Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Graduates are equipped with the knowledge from the area of digital processing of remote sensing data, planning of applications of geoinformation technologies, advanced methods of gathering, storing, analyzing, and publishing of data, modelling and simulation of geosciences problems, and from the area of entrepreneurship and management. Skills The graduate can plan and manage the application of geoinformation technologies and large databases of geodata, creating algorithms for the spatial problems solving, apply advanced statistical methods of processing of data, collaborate in creating models and simulation of spatial processes and in the use of geoweb technology. General Competencies The graduate can act in the role of the commercial agent, analyst for the needs of applications development and as geodata analyst, manager of large scale applications and databases of data, geoweb technology manager (mapservers and servers of geoweb services). Occupational Profiles of Graduates This study branch is ideal for... [-]

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 Geoscience. 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 Ingénieur en Sciences de la Terre et Environnement

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time September 2017 France Beauvais

La fragilité de notre planète nécessite l’implication de spécialistes capables de mener à bien des projets d’aménagement respectueux de l’environnement. Expert dans l’étude des sous-sols, l’ingénieur géologue est désormais le pivot incontournable de tous les projets d’exploration, d’exploitation et d’aménagement, aussi bien en domaine terrestre que marin. [+]

Ingénieur en Sciences de la Terre et Environnement Please note that this program is entirely taught in FRENCH La forte croissance démographique au niveau mondial exige une recherche accrue des sources d’eau potable, de ressources énergétiques ou minérales mais également d’une optimisation de leur utilisation. La fragilité de notre planète nécessite l’implication de spécialistes capables de mener à bien des projets d’aménagement respectueux de l’environnement. Expert dans l’étude des sous-sols, l’ingénieur géologue est désormais le pivot incontournable de tous les projets d’exploration, d’exploitation et d’aménagement, aussi bien en domaine terrestre que marin. Spécialiste dans les risques naturels en géotechnie Dans le milieu des Bâtiments et Travaux Publiques (BTP), cet ingénieur doit s’assurer de la stabilité des sols pour éviter l’effondrement de structures. Ses missions principales en génie civil seront alors de collaborer aux travaux de reconnaissance, aux dimensionnements et à la construction de divers ouvrages comme les barrages, ponts, digues, tunnels, autoroutes… Il est également capable d’aménager le territoire afin de protéger les ressources et éviter l’effondrement des terrains. Spécialiste de l’hydrogéologie selon les risques industriels Cet ingénieur est souvent affecté à la prévention des risques industriels, en lien avec l’environnement. Il peut aussi devenir un professionnel du stockage des déchets, de la gestion de l’eau ou de la dépollution des sols. Par exemple, lorsqu’un industriel utilise de l’eau dans ses procédés, des eaux usées sont alors produites. Il faut alors les traiter afin de ne pas polluer les rivières, les nappes phréatiques, les sols. Spécialiste des ressources minérales Aujourd’hui,... [-]

MSc in GIS and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management is essential for development issues all round the world. This successful programme is taught by world class faculties in five countries: Iceland, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands. [+]

*Note! This is a European joint Master's programme (previously Erasmus Mundus)

Programme overview

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management is essential for development issues all round the world. Spatial data, such as maps and global databases, as well as satellite imagery play a central role in the search for reliable environmental information for scenario studies and viable policies. Knowledge and skills in this field will therefore continue to be crucial for industry, government and NGOs.

The programme has a duration of 22 months and is taught by world class faculties in five countries: Iceland, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands. While spending time in at least two of the five countries and studying in a multicultural environment, students will gain valuable insights into the academic, social and cultural diversity of Northern and Central Europe. On graduation they will receive a multiple MSc degree from the consortium universities... [-]


Master in Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions. [+]

Geopolitical Studies (GPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions. As newer boundaries are created between us and maps constantly re-drawn the world over, in a world that is still being described as borderless, it is therefore important consider why this is happening. The programme will combine the strengths of the Institute of Political Studies’ strongest departments, Political Geography and Security Studies to create a unique opportunity for students to focus on a key aspect of today’s Political study. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute of Political Studies and the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. It is an excellent stepping stone in developing an academic career in the field of Political Science, as well as a valuable source of analytical skills and practical background knowledge that can be applied in professional life. Highly focused on employability – outside speakers will provide networking opportunities. The programme includes discussions with experts outside the academy. The class offers an advanced grounding in geopolitics and security while allowing you to specialize in issues and themes of interest to you. There is a strong emphasis on skills development especially communication. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the... [-]

Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

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

Master's Programme in Geoecology

 

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Programme 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 Programme 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 programme 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 Geoeconomics and Regional Studies

John Naisbitt University
Campus Full time October 2017 Serbia Belgrade

The master studies curriculum at Faculty of Geo-economics has a clearly recognizable, specific aim, which is gaining competences for professional and scientific work in the fields of national and international and regional economies and international institutions. [+]

The master studies curriculum at Faculty of Geo-economics has a clearly recognizable, specific aim, which is gaining competences for professional and scientific work in the fields of national and international and regional economies and international institutions. The purpose of this curriculum, as well as its whole concept, focus the programme on macroeconomic aspects of international relations, underlining geopolitical, economic, geographical and social specifics of particular regions as well. Special attention is paid to the fundamentals of general economic knowledge, without which these economic processes could be understood. Faculty of Geo-economics enrolls students at the master curriculum: Geoeconomic and regional studies The aims of the curriculum are: - Educating and enabling students for gaining knowledge and skills for the overall understanding of general economic theories and strategies of economic and social development in the modern world; - Systematic studying of the specific elements of geography, history, culture, civilization of particular world regions and the influence of these factors on differences and similarities in theories and strategies of economic and technological development; - Becoming acquainted with the content and phenomenal forms of interrelatedness and dependence on the global and regional economic and social processes; Banking and finance (this is realized as a join curriculum together with Faculty of Business Studies and Pantheon University from Athens) The aims of the curriculum are educating and enabling students in the field of finance and banking with the aim of: - Gaining knowledge and skills of the overall understanding of general contemporary theories and models in... [-]

Master degree in Geosciences

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences. [+]

Masters Programs in Geoscience. Academic degree: Master (Bologna 2nd cycle degree) ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Geology The National Agency of Accreditation (A3ES) accredited the Master in Geosciences in 2013 for 6 years, and recognized that this course have a “Qualified faculty and full-time basis, exclusively made up of doctors with significant teaching experience”. The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences. The Geociences course follows the guidelines of the Bologna Declaration and is organized in four semesters. The course has a strong fieldwork and laboratory component. The curriculum includes a common core with 5 curricular units: Computer Resources and GIS Applied to Geosciences; Relief and Landscape Evolution; Research Technics in Geosciences; Characterization and Assessment of the Environmental Impact; Mapping. For each one of the branches there are 5 curricular units of specialization. Branche External Dynamics and Global Change: Depositional Environments; Management and Recovering of Fluvial and Coastal Systems; Morphodynamics; Natural Hazards; Global Change and Land Use. Branche Geological Heritage and Geoconservation: Inventorying and Characterization of Geological Heritage; Management and Valuation of Geological Heritage; Protected Areas and Land-use Planning; Geological Itineraries; Geotourism and Geoparks. Branche Valuation of Geological Resources: Geological Prospection; Ore Deposits; Management of Underground Waters; Mining Waste Equilibrium and Evolution; Industrial Rocks and Minerals Career opportunities This Master degree... [-]

Master in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience

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 course aim is to prepare its participants for professional work as hydrogeologists, water resources or environmental experts, in research, consulting or administration in the public or private sector. It qualifies professionals for the groundwater resources and environmental technology sector. [+]

Master in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience (M.Sc.)

 

International Master programme held in English: The course aim is to prepare its participants for professional work as hydrogeologists, water resources or environmental experts, in research, consulting or administration in the public or private sector. It qualifies professionals for the groundwater resources and environmental technology sector.The international Master Programme “Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience (HEG)“ at the University of Göttingen conveys modern know-how in the fields of integrated water resources management, contaminant transport in the subsurface and groundwater in fractured systems. Special attention is given to practical and quantitative approaches: e.g. saltwater intrusion; usage of alternative water resources (artificial recharge); environmental monitoring and remediation; water pollution control; contaminant treatment technologies; systems, surface and groundwater modelling. Emphasis is placed on water scarcity problems in semi-arid regions and developing countries.The tuition programme is presented by an international experienced and interdisciplinary team of lecturers from universities, private companies, research institutes and governmental institutions. Tuition includes lectures, field/laboratory work and case studies.... [-]