Masters Programs in Earth Sciences

Compare 11 Masters Programs in Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

A master’s degree is an academic degree that is pursued after finishing undergraduate studies. For those interested in the systems of the earth, a Master in Earth Sciences may be a good path to follow. Most degrees offered will require students to complete a research paper or master’s thesis.

What is a Master in Earth Sciences? Students will spend much of their time honing their research skills and learning about how the interactions of different earth components and the biosphere affect the climate. Emphasis is on biogeochemical cycles and general atmospheric science. Students will gain comprehension in fields such as atmospheric chemistry, physical phenomena, physical geography, meteorology, and ecology. They will also learn how to use advanced laboratory-based and computational methods, as well as get experience in field operations.

Earning a Master in Earth Sciences can be very beneficial for students. They focus on improving their analytical skills, which helps in many areas of life. A master’s degree gives them a competitive edge in the work force over those who have only completed undergraduate studies. A degree also allows graduates to work all over the world. 

Because there are earth science programs all over the world, school costs can vary quite a bit depending on the program. Research different schools and contact them directly to find out what your financial obligations would be.

With a Master in Earth Sciences, there are many career opportunities for students. Graduates can work within the fields of consultancy, environmental management, water and climate issues, international aid, nature conservation planning, development of analytical methods and data, and research. Future employers may include county and municipal councils and NGOs.  There are work opportunities both nationally and internationally.

To help students earn their degree in an efficient and fair manner, many schools offer classes online. These allow individuals to learn and work on their own schedule, which frees up more time to raise a family or work another job. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Environmental Geosciences

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 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). [+]

Masters in Earth Sciences. 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’ behaviour 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 programme. 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. The graduates can then be employed at many institutions dealing with nature protection and remediation (e.g., remediation companies, governmental agencies, regional authorities, etc.). Selected graduates can also continue their studies and research in a number of doctoral programmes. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Geology, Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years 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. Make an enquiry directly with ANU 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 2017 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... [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years 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 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 their... [-]

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... [-]

Master in Earth Sciences

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

Earth Sciences is a general Master’s programme which differs from the specialized Masters we offer. The programme gives you the opportunity to choose a... [+]

Master in Earth Sciences

 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is renowned for combining all Earth Sciences specializations with other subject areas. Earth Sciences at our university are closely linked to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Why limit yourself to being just a geologist or a geographer? Become a true Earth Scientist, with far-reaching background knowledge that allows you to really make the most of your future. How exactly do ice ages, life, plate tectonics and CO2 cycles in the Earth’s crust and oceans interact? What is the relationship between landscape and fault movements in the dating of rocks or in processes like uplift and erosion?

 

 

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Master of Petroleum Exploration

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Nigeria Nigeria Online

The Professional Master’s Degree is open to graduates who earned minimum of 3rd Class Honours in the first degree or HND at upper credit level in relevant fields with a Postgraduate Diploma. [+]

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES M.Sc and Ph.D Dgrees with the following specializations: Applied Geophysics Geology Professional Master’s Degree with the following specializations: Master of Exploration Geophysics (MEG) Master of Hydro Geology (MHG) Master of Mineral Exploration (MME) Master of Petroleum Exploration (MPE) Master of Mining Geology (MMG) Admission Requirements: M.Sc Applied Geophysics is open to graduates of Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geology and Land Surveying who earned minimum of 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division) in the first degree in the relevant fields. Candidates with their first degree in Geology, Engineering and Surveying are expected to have studies Mathematics or Physics and preferably both, up to 200-level. Candidates with their first degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Surveying would be expected to have taken some undergraduate courses in Geology, if not, on admission, they would take some recommended courses in Geology. M.Sc Geology is open to graduates in Geology only with, at least, 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division) in the first degree in Geology. Professional Master’s Degree Programmes: The Professional Master’s Degree is open to graduates who earned minimum of 3rd Class Honours in the first degree or HND at upper credit level in relevant fields with a Postgraduate Diploma. Admission Requirements: Applicants with HND/Third Class Degree should be made to undergo a Postgraduate Diploma before they could qualify for the Professional Masters in Earth Sciences. [-]

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters 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 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 Hydrogeology... [-]

Master's Programme in Earth Sciences

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg + 1 more

The courses in the Earth science Master's Programme provide depth and diverse possibilities for subject specialisation. The courses also give you extensive experience with new analytical methods and the ability to evaluate and present complex issues within the Earth sciences. [+]

Against the background of global change, modern society has an increasing need of citizen competence in Earth sciences. The accessibility of Earth science information is greater today, resulting in new areas of application and new methods to manage geo-resources on a local and global basis. The courses in the Earth science Master's Programme provide depth and diverse possibilities for subject specialisation. The courses also give you extensive experience with new analytical methods and the ability to evaluate and present complex issues within the Earth sciences. [-]

MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science

University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 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 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 move... [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 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 in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. [+]

Masters in Earth Sciences. Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) Programme in International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) The M.Sc. Programme International Agribusiness and Rural Development (IARD) is designed to prepare highly qualified professionals who wish to pursue a career within the private or public sector, research or non-governmental organizations in agribusiness and rural development. Students will develop solid economic and business skills and have the opportunity to broad their understanding of the agricultural and food sector at international level. Objectives of the program To apply economic and management theory to problems of agribusiness and rural development To analyze and understand the decisions made by public and private actors in agriculture and agribusiness To develop strategies and solutions to combat hunger, poverty and resource depletion To acquire methodological and theoretical skills for scientific analysis. The core study programme consists of modules covering international agricultural economics, agricultural and rural development policy as well as business administration, management and agribusiness marketing, development economics and rural sociology. As a research-oriented programme, strong emphasis is placed on acquiring methodological research skills in the fields of econometrics, marketing and social sciences. The programme also offers excursions to agribusiness enterprises, international fair trades, governmental and non-governmental organizations (check our NEWS section) There are three teaching semesters with a total of no less than fifteen modules. During the three teaching semesters, students are expected to attend a total of 15-17 modules; the last semester is dedicated to field research and writing the Master´s thesis. IARD provides excellent career perspectives... [-]