Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 42 Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences studies Earth through its various features and phenomena. Have you always been fascinated by earthquakes and volcanoes? Then a Master in Geographic Sciences is an excellent opportunity to learn more about these, and other natural geographic phenomena.

A Master in Geographic Sciences covers a wide range of subjects, and as a geographical scientist you can choose between such subjects as Spatial Analysis, Area Study and Earth Sciences. There are a large number of Master in Geographic Sciences programs relevant to this field for any student looking to advance their education and career to the next level. On this site you can find Master in Geographic Sciences programs in such subjects as Geoinformatics, Earth Sciences, Economic Geology and much more.

So if you have considered a career that somehow relates to the Earth and its components, Geographic Sciences is most likely a wise career choice for you. So scroll through the many Master in Geographic Sciences programs on the list and find what suits you best!

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Master in Geology and Geophysics

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki

The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues. Key questions include: How can we decode Earth’s rock record to reveal the evolution of Earth’s crust and mantle over billions of years? How do we make natural resource exploration and extraction more sustainable and environmentally friendly? What can the Earth’s history tell us to help us forecast the impacts of climate change? Where can we safely construct power plants or store nuclear waste? The programme includes four specialist options: Petrology and Economic Geology; Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology; Palaeontology and Global Change; and Solid Earth Geophysics. Upon completion of the programme, you will have gained expertise in a number of scientific and professional skills, including, depending on your specialist option: Assessment of geological materials (minerals, rock types, bedrock, groundwater) Understanding the genesis and sustainable use of mineral commodities Sustainable use of the environment from the Earth Science perspective Palaeontology and modelling global change using the geological record The physical evolution of the Earth (plate tectonics, interplay of the mantle and crust) Independent and team-driven project research High-level scientific writing (M.Sc. thesis and related work) Presentation of scientific results to scientists, students, and the... [-]

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’ 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 Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2018 India Ahmedabad

The Masters of Technology in Geomatics is a field with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. Master of Technology in Geomatics Program Overview The Masters of Technology in Geomatics is a field with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. Geomatics is both an applied science and a professional discipline. Geomatics,also known as Geo-Informatics, refers to the mathematics, science and technology used to study spatial information. M.Tech in Geomatics is a professional course which is unique and different than mainstream specialization which offers latest space-based technology. Geomatics is for those who are tech-savvy, want to get trained and skill developed in remote sensing and geographical information systems, those with knowledge of computers can use their skills in developing tools to make the world interesting and simple to understand for people and knowledge-based decision making. Those who belong to the field of Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Information Technology, Computer Science, Basic Science, Earth Science, Geography, but would like to study for an applied career then Geomatics can be very rewarding. Curriculum Masters in Geomatics is designed ‘discipline neutral’ for interdisciplinary graduate students and professionals. It includes earth observation from space through various remote sensing sensors. The course covers data acquisition system, GIS, information technology, resources application and analysis to the interdisciplinary graduates and professionals. Geomatics extends into more contemporary methods including Global Positioning Systems, Digital Photogrammetry, LiDAR Technology, qualitative and quantitative analysis of satellite and aerial imagery specific to earth sciences and environmental applications. Various aspects of project planning and management, database design and archiving, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, integration... [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 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. 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... [-]

Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Belgium Leuven

The Master of Space Studies programme is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorisation of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector. The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defence, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures. What is the Master of Space Studies all about? The Master of Space Studies programme is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Structure The programme is conceived as an advanced master’s programme and as such it requires applicants to have successfully completed an initial master’s programme in either the humanities and social sciences, exact sciences and technology or biomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is expressed by the common core of 25... [-]

Master in Economic Geology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme 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 Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme 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. Programme Outline The Master's degree programme 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. Employment Opportunities for Graduates In the last decade, Finland experienced a strong revival of the mining and exploration industry as a result of the commodity boom. Several new mines have opened and the minerals sector has become one of the key foundations for the economy in northern Finland. With this background, we offer a practice-oriented education that prepares our graduates for a career in the industry or in ore deposit-related research. [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 Geographic 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's Degree In Geoinformatics (interuniversity)

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain A Coruña

The Interuniversity Master's Degree in Geoinformatics by the Universities of Vigo and A Coruña was born as a title of high specialization to train professionals oriented to the market of the geospatial industry. [+]

Introduction The Interuniversity Master in Geoinformatics By the Universities of Vigo and A Coruña was born as a title of high specialization to train professionals oriented to the market of the geospatial industry. The geospatial industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in recent years due to different applications related to global positioning systems, geographic information systems, mobile devices or satellite remote sensing. The curriculum is designed for students to acquire competencies in the design, implementation and management of spatial databases, definition and execution of geoprocesses, visualization of geographic information and realization of projects with geographic information systems. It also includes optional content designed to intensify student training in geotechnology (remote sensing and sensor networks), or in the field of information technology (development of desktop GIS applications, on the web, or on mobile systems). Why study the degree The objective of the Master in Geoinformatics is to offer a path of professional specialization so that the graduates of degrees that impart knowledge in information technologies and / or knowledge of geotechnology acquire the specific competences of a profession with wide demand in the labor market. In particular: To increase knowledge in information technologies, cartographic and geomatic engineering To know how to analyze the needs of a company in the geospatial field and determine the best technological solution to them To know how to build geospatial databases, apply and develop geoprocesses, and apply technological tools of geovisualization of data On the other hand, the offer of external professional practices in... [-]

Master in Applied Geology

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. The institute has actively engaged in teaching and research in applied geological sciences. Founded in 1991, this Institute now has fifteen full-time and five adjunct faculty members, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with emphasizing on the impact assessment of geohazards, geo-environments, and geo-resources. All students are highly encouraged to do publishable research in cooperation with their advisors. Fundamental Courses Mathematics in Applied Geology Advanced Field Geology Advanced Engineering Geology Groundwater Hydrology Applied Groundwater Modeling Professional Courses Groundwater Contamination and Transport Geomechanics Earthquake Geology Slope Stability Environmental Geochemistry Stochastic Subsurface Hydrology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (including 6 credits for required courses & 4 credits for Seminars) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Publish a conference paper, Pass an oral defense of a thesis Research Facilities & Lab Groundwater Contaminant Transport Research Group Hydrosphere, Terrestrial, and Biosphere Model Group Groundwater Research Group Engineering Geology Research Group Soil & Rock Mechanics Research Group Environmental Geochemistry Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency [-]

Master in Geology and Mining Engineering - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried into the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried into the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. In addition, these processes will be dealt by the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering with the most adequate technical and economic means together with the lowest environmental impact. Human infrastructures, set up at the surface and into the subsurface of the earth, strongly rely on the characteristics of the soils and rocks. The expertise of the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is therefore of prime importance to the design and the achievement of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, bridges, buildings, underground storage, etc. Masters of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering prevent effects on human infrastructures of natural events such as earthquakes, landslides, etc. He or she will also prevent the impacts of human activities on the environment and on natural resources. In other words, the engineer is involved in problems such as groundwater protection area, rehabilitation of polluted sites, geological storage of CO2 and radioactive waste. Profile of the programme During the course of their studies, students in geology and mining engineering acquire a good knowledge both in Earth sciences and in engineering sciences. A basic training in Earth sciences - geology, mineralogy, petrography, stratigraphy, palaeontology and tectonics - is... [-]

Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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 Geography and Spatial Planning

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi- dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics. [+]

Study programme The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi- dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics. Despite the demand for European or transnational coordination in spatial planning, national planning cultures and concepts within Europe continue to be markedly heterogeneous. You will be prepared for understanding a wide range of European and transnational planning philosophies and processes, as well as transcending current limits. The programme addresses key social, economic and environmental challenges with a geographical and multi-scalar perspective. Sustainable planning strategies require a holistic approach and push researchers and experts to enlarge the scope of their competences and move beyond singular disciplinary culture. You will gain an understanding of integrative approaches and be trained in a wide range of approaches in geographical analysis and spatial planning. You will be prepared to meet the demands for sustainable spatial planning strategies and improved urban and territorial governance processes. Our offer Our programme is entirely taught in English and benefits from a proximity to European institutions and international research centres. Our students come from about 20 countries and so does our research group! We provide a unique combination of academic courses and practical work. You will learn to identify and explain conceptual and theoretical models and work with geographic information systems, computer-aided cartography, statistical tools as well as qualitative assessment and survey methods. The programme builds on a... [-]

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 in Transport and Geoinformation Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The creation and support of a sustainable and prosperous society involves more than just developing new technologies and acting sustainably as individuals. The process demands that we also understand how technologies are adopted and propagated, how our [+]

Master in Transport and Geoinformation TechnologyThe creation and support of a sustainable and prosperous society involves more than just developing new technologies and acting sustainably as individuals. The process demands that we also understand how technologies are adopted and propagated, how our daily activities are affected by new policies and technologies, how these changes interact and spread across space, and how all of these efforts lead to change in the cities and regions around us. Programme outlineThe Master’s programme combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: Transport Systems and Geoinformation Technologies. In Transport Systems, we focus on analysing the movement of people and goods through space, and on planning, designing, constructing and operating the systems that accommodate these flows. Geoinformation Technology deals with acquisition, analysis, storage, visualisation and utilisation of geospatial data using information technology.The programme enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects, or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests.Degree projectIn the degree project, students apply their acquired knowledge and skills to solving scientific problems in the main subject areas of the programme. They conduct independent investigations characterised by critical analysis and synthesis; they learn how to analyse, formulate and define scientific problems, find and evaluate possible solutions and finally present the results in a thesis. In addition, students will gain practical training in scientific communication and presentation, both orally and in written form.The degree project may be carried out at KTH or in a... [-]


MRes/(Sc) MRes Geography

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years 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.... [-]