Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 57 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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MRes Geography (Sc)

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The Geography (Sc) MRes programme enables students to conduct in-depth research into a science, technological or social science focused aspect of geography. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. MRes Geography (Sc) This course is aimed at students who wish to focus primarily on achieving a research-based postgraduate masters level degree qualification. With close support and guidance from subject-specialist academics, students typically conduct in-depth research focussed on either a scientific or technological aspect of geography. It may be possible to upgrade an MRes to a PhD at the discretion of the school. By undertaking this programme 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. Our culture of interdisciplinary study and knowledge transfer enables us to generate high-impact research that influences government public policy, private enterprise and third sector organisations. Key facts 75% of our research output was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) We were rated 'excellent' in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessment of teaching provision We are ranked 39th worldwide for geography according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 Course details You are required to undertake at least 20 credits of generic research training. A further 40 taught credits may also be taken, with the balance consisting of a thesis, appropriately credit-weighted, according to maximum number of words permitted, supervised within the School of Geography. Successful students will graduate with a Master of Research science degree. Modules Optional examples Advanced Geographical Research Tutorials Approaches to Landscape Critical Human Geography Dissertation: Environmental Management Dissertation: Geographical Information Science Dissertation: Human Geography Dissertation: Landscape and Culture Environment, Development and Livelihoods Environmental Management in Practice Environmental Management Tutorial Environment, Space and Society Foundations of Environmental Management Geographical Research Methods Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Geographical Information Science Study Skills and Research Methods Professional Geographical Information Science: Consultancy Project Project Management and Environmental Legislation Quaternary Environments Research Design A Research Design B Space and Social Theory Spatial Decision Making The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers Recent graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the public, private and third sectors including national and local government departments and regulatory agencies and charities. Many use this degree a foundation for further study, ie. a PhD. A postgraduate qualification from The University of Nottingham shows potential employers that you are an intelligent, hard-working individual who is bright and flexible enough to undertake any form of specific career training. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of postgraduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation.* * Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Career prospects and employability The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. All postgraduate students also become members of the Graduate School, which provides dedicated facilities and resources to enhance your postgraduate experience. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops. [-]

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 Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years 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. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. 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 following documents must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will will assess applicants for study on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1 -10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Information on the exercise of graduates A graduate of the GPS should be able to reflect, using his acquired knowledge of theoretical premises, on the dynamic of changes of politico-spatial relations, brought by the current economical, political and social development. The theoretical basis should allow for an independent analytical research of territorial issues, including their critical analysis, for the purpose of the public or the private sectors. Graduates are prepared to work in state administration, political parties, international institutions or in the private sector (for instance as consultants in multinational corporations). Theoretically oriented students can work as scientists or university pedagogues. [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The aim of the International Development Studies program in English is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. The duration of the program is 2 years. Students will be awarded the title of “Magister”, abbreviated as “Mgr.” which is equivalent to the Master of Science (M.Sc.). [+]

Palacký University Olomouc Palacký University, established in 1573, is one of the leading centres of teaching and research in the Czech Republic. It comprises eight faculties at the present time and offers degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including medicine and other natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, as well as legal education. In the recent years, one of the highest priorities of the University is to strengthen international cooperation with other higher education institutions. Up to date, more than 1 700 international students study at Palacký University. Palacký University is located in historical but dynamic city of Olomouc. The town itself is very old and picturesque and it is surrounded by sports facilities and nature. The city of Olomouc is well-known for its high density of university students: over 24 000 students in the city of 100 000 inhabitants make Olomouc the city with the highest density of university students in Central Europe. International Development Studies (IDS) is a graduate two-year full-time program designed not only for students with development studies background but also for students and practitioners from related fields who are interested in international development. The program provides students with key knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of problems affecting developing countries, including the skills for qualitative and quantitative research. The aim of the IDS is to prepare professionals for careers in development policy and practice. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be equipped to work in the field of international development in public sector, private industry, as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations at both national and international levels. Students can also find the opportunity to work as experts in projects run in low-income countries, especially organizing and administering the projects both in the donor and in the target country, in diplomatic service, or in academic sector. A plenty of scholarships and international opportunities are available to IDS students. The Merit Scholarship and Master Course Scholarship for Foreigners are granted to students with very good study results, while Vavroušek and Mobility Scholarships are designed to support internships and student research projects in the field of development cooperation. The Department of Development Studies is currently cooperating with more than twenty universities within the ERASMUS+ and ERASMUS MUNDUS programs. ERASMUS program financially supports and makes possible carrying out a part of students' study program at a university in another European country. The department also offers field trips to developing regions or to international institutions and international development organisations. [-]

Master degree in Geosciences

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years 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 in Geographic Sciences. 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 aims the integration of post graduate students at: - Companies of exploration and exploitation of geological resources - Land-use management agencies - Nature conservation and management agencies - Geotechnical companies - Research laboratories - Environment consultancies This Master programme also allows the progression to doctoral studies [-]

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations 

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master’s in Human Geography that best reflects your interests: - Conflicts, Territories and Identities: You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with. - Cultural Geography and Tourism: Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. - Economic Geography: Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. - Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance: Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation. - Globalisation, Migration and Development: Investigate the effects of globalisation and migration processes on economies, societies and resources on different parts of the world. The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North. - Urban and Cultural Geography: Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city. ... [-]


Master of Earth Sciences (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. 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. Not only will you embrace your passion for sciences related to the Earth but you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to embark on an exciting and varied career in areas such as industry, government, and education as well as further university study. * QS World University Rankings by subject 2016 Learn more about this program [-]

Master in Economic Geology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits). Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s degree documentation by the following deadlines. Selection Process After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated. Detailed Selection Criteria Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations. 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. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master of Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 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 and handling of multiple geo-spatial data by integrated approach and applications with extensive theoretical and case based training are also taught. Admission and Prerequisites A minimum of 55% aggregate marks in bachelor’s/Master’s degree for general category candidates and 50% for SC/ ST/OBC category candidates is required for all the PG Faculty of Technology Program. Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology in – Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Agriculture, Water Resources, Environmental Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology. Bachelor of Architecture or Planning Masters of – Basic Science, Earth Science, Climate Science, Environment Science, Information Technology, Disaster Management, M A in Geography. International Entry Requirements CEPT’s guiding principal for International Admissions is to seek equivalence between International standards achieved and those of Indian home students. There are differences between Europe, America and India in degree length, academic standards and award structure. CEPT will therefore consider each International application on its merits seeking international equivalence and bearing in mind any professional requirements that these Programs have. Language of Instruction English [-]

Master in Geology

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. [+]

Master in Geology The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. http://cms.unige.ch/sciences/terre/education/master_geology.php AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits Geological risk Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology Curriculum Required courses and field work (24Credits) Required courses and field work, limited electives (24Credits) Free electives (24Credits) Research and dissertation (24Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Geology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Construction of large-scale civil engineering projects Resolution and management of ecological, environmental and land-use problems Natural disaster risk prevention Teaching and scientific research (secondary schools, higher education, museums) Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil and gas, geothermics), etc. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Geneva, a Bachelor in Geosciences and Environment with a concentration in geology from the University of Lausanne, or a degree deemed equivalent, upon completion of up to 30 credits of supplementary courses. Applications Deadline: 30 April 2017* (28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations) www.unige.ch/immat admissions.unige.ch *Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course. [-]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years September 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

The MNAS program is the only one of its kind in the southwest Missouri region. This unique program offers a wide spectrum of choices for selecting two areas of study in multiple departments or schools. [+]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences Why pursue the MNAS degree at Missouri State? Select two areas of emphasis to customize your program of study. Each emphasis area will help you expand upon your current scientific knowledge and capabilities.

 

You will work directly with an advisory committee dedicated to helping you meet your academic and professional goals. You will be matched to a faculty member who will provide advisement, as well as help you design your program of study.

 

This interdisciplinary program allows you to select areas in multiple departments and schools.

 

The MNAS will increase your marketability by developing an advanced set of skills. ... [-]

Building

International University Of Innovation Technologies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Master's training program in "Building" is focused both on the general professional development of graduates, and to expand the range of their scientific thinking. [+]

Direction: "Construction" (Code 750500) Basic Department - "Construction" Duration and study mode: 2 years full-time Qualification - Master Master's training program in "Building" is focused both on the general professional development of graduates, and to expand the range of their scientific thinking. The program entered the problematic topics in the field of construction. The area of ​​professional activity direction "Construction" includes seven master's degree programs: 1) "Calculation, design and seismic resistance of buildings and structures"; 2) "Evaluation of seismic risk and vulnerability of buildings and structures"; 3) "Modern building materials technology and innovative materials science." 4) "Management of housing and communal complex"; 5) "Design, construction, operation and maintenance of reliability of buildings and structures; 6) "Expertise and real estate management" 7) "Management in Construction" Prospective scope graduate graduates: innovation, surveying and project design; production and technology; research and teaching; project management; professional expertise and regulatory and methodological Master's program: "Calculation, design and seismic resistance of buildings and structures" The program is focused on training of masters in the field of design, calculation and seismic resistance of industrial and civil buildings and structures. The program provides an in-depth study of the scientific, theoretical and methodological issues of the work of building structures (metal, concrete, stone, structures made of wood and plastic) in view of their durability and safety, evaluation of their technical condition in the operating conditions and the design in accordance with the requirements of modern standards. Master's program: "Design, construction, operation and maintenance of reliability of buildings and structures." The training of qualified specialists in the field of design, construction and operation of buildings and structures. In the process of learning increases general scientific theoretical and practical knowledge base masters, expanding knowledge in the professional field as well as mastered the methodology of scientific research. The master's program "Assessment of seismic risk and vulnerability of buildings and structures" The purpose of the master's program is to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for a specialist in the design of buildings and structures in seismic areas of land development practices calculations of buildings and structures to dynamic loads, including seismic, including with the use of software packages. Master's program: "Expertise and Property Management" The aim of this master's program to teach undergraduates to examine (legal, environmental, technical, administrative, economic) of real estate and develop the most effective options for their control. Master's Program: Modern building materials technology and innovative materials science " The program includes in-depth study of scientific achievements, as well as the theoretical positions and practical methods for solving scientific and engineering problems of innovation and of building materials. Methodology of scientific research and mathematical modeling of processes of creation of new building materials, the automated business system design and construction industry of information technology in the construction, domestic and foreign construction standards and modern methods of experimental research. In the process of learning a lot of attention is paid to improving the reliability, operational stability and environmental safety of construction materials, products and structures, resource-saving technologies, the use of secondary resources of private industry. The studies of physical and mechanical properties of concrete and multi-building composites and technologies of their production. It also covers aspects of the investment projects of building materials industry. Master's Program: "Management of housing and communal services" The program is an in-depth study of the nature of the housing and communal services, its content and form management system at the masters of knowledge in modern management of housing and communal services. Master's Program: "Management in Construction" Training a new type that can manage projects at all stages of implementation, to take effective decisions on their resource and organizational support, integrated innovation and investment processes, to carry out comprehensive planning of the project portfolio in order to achieve sustainable development. [-]

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 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 recent developments, clay mineral properties as well as their main application domains. Thus, the complex and versatile nature of clays, as well as their numerous uses and applications, demand that clay engineers have a multidisciplinary education. Objective of the IMACS programme Most existing Masters Courses dealing with clays focus on a single discipline or domain in which Clay Science does not necessarily constitute the main part of the course (Earth Sciences, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Science, Environmental and Life Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering). However, Clay Science is a multidisciplinary endeavour, combining geology, mineralogy, crystallography, with physics, geotechnology and soil mechanics together with inorganic, organic, colloid chemistry and biochemistry. IMACS (International Master in Advanced Clay Science) is the first multi-disciplinary programme that brings together the widely-distributed knowledge of clays. IMACS is an integrated 2 years master programme delivered by four Universities : the University of Poitiers (France), the Technical University of Crete (Chania - Greece), the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Porto Alegre – Brazil), and is supported by the French Clay Group (GFA) and AIPEA (International Association for the Study of Clay Minerals) which are associated members of IMACS. This programme approved by the European Commission under a very competitive application scheme as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme in July 2009. During the first year, basic knowledge on clays, recent developments in clays and analytical techniques are provided, followed by a first specialization in Environment, soil and geological systems. After this training period, a master project completes the first year programme. The second year incorporates two specializations 1) Geomaterials and civil engineering, and 2) Advanced clay – nanomaterials, and Healing minerals. The master thesis (4 to 6 months) completes this second year and can be carried out at any of the partner research laboratories which constitute a network of more than 20 labelled research laboratories and numerous private companies. The objective of this Master is to form high level graduates by providing them a wide range of competences with applications in Environment, Earth Sciences, Materials (Geomaterials and Nanomaterials)... The interdisciplinary of the IMACS programme gives access to a large job market on the international level. A great number of research laboratories will be able to welcome for PhD IMACS students. IMACS students will be attractive for any engineer vacant positions requiring clay knowledge (Environment and waste management, Civil Engineering, Soils, Industries linked with mineral and energetic resources, Geo materials, Cement and Ceramic industry, Nano-materials, Cosmetics and medicine...). The teaching language is English. The completion of the curriculum is rewarded by a Master Degree or multiple Master Degrees depending on the student mobility. This Masters Course is open to students holding a BSc (or a degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) or an academic equivalence based on professional experience (validation of acquired experience is required), and a fluent understanding of the English language. Our Strengths: In connection with the industrial demand. Analysis expertise for mineral-geomaterial characterization : X-Ray Diffraction, Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Thermal Analyses, Tomography… A transdisciplinary approach. Two periods of internship in a partner laboratory (university or industry), conditioned by the grades acquired. An international training course. Documents required The applicant will have to send the following documents: Degree equivalent to BSc A certified (translated in English) copy of the required degree for application in a Masters Course (at least a Bachelor Degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS). If requested, the applicant must prove the international recognition of the mentioned Degree as equivalent to a Bachelor and provide such official recognition translated in English. An academic equivalency could be attributed based on the professional experience of the applicant (validation of acquired experience). In consequence, the programme is not only open to B.Sc. students. Note: The application can be sent even if the B.Sc. is not fully completed at the deadline. This situation shall be explained precisely in the additional explanation letter. The IMACS selection board will decide if the application will be processed or not. Students from the following countries must contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their country as soon as possible: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam. These students must follow the standard CEF (Centre for Studies in France) online application process on the Campus France website.The Campus France pre-enrolment certificate is compulsory. Language proficiency Excepted for native speaker, a certified fluent level in English is needed as proof of the sufficient knowledge of the English language. Additional proficiency in French, Greek or Portuguese could also be sent. Transcript of records Transcript of records presenting the complete list of courses validated during the Bachelor with the grade obtained in an explained scale (preferentially the ECTS grading scale or the international norm defined by the NCEFEC on a scale from A+ to E). This document must be an official document emanating from the concerned institution with the name and the signature of person in charge of the formation and must be in English or a copy of a certified translation in English must be provided. Recommendations Two letters of reference emanating from two different teachers, researchers and/or professionals, who have directly known the applicant during a teaching or work period, explaining the applicant's suitability with respect to the programme applied for. The evaluation form completed by the person in charge of the last training (Bachelor or Master courses). Letter of motivation Typewritten or word-processed, in English, in which the applicant explains why he/she is applying, how he/she thinks that this application can help him/her and favor his/her personal project, what are his/her professional objectives. This letter must also present the candidate's arguments explaining his/her preference for the training mobility. CV Europass A curriculum vitae (in English) giving additional information useful for the evaluation and perception of the applicant's interest and suitability to the IMACS programme (the applicant's experience, project, training or studies abroad ; work experience, actual and past professional activities, miscellaneous & language skills). The creation of the CV Europass is performed on the EU website. Duly completed and signed Application form. Recent photography Copy of passport (or Id) Note that selected non European students have to possess a passport with an expiration date posterior to the normal date of the end of the course to which he/she is enrolled for (e.g. around 3 years). Additional explanation letter (if necessary) The applicant can explain in a separate letter specific issues, for example : special needs, missing documents... ... [-]

MA In Geography

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. [+]

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. The program aims to train researchers and specialists in geography entitled: analyzing the natural space that the geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography and climatology contribute to its understanding; using traditional methods and techniques and advanced on systematic and automated processing of geographic information (GIS and remote sensing); to advise and plan the layout and organization of the territory. Program Structure On flexibility, the MA in geography has a tuition of 18 credits composed of three compulsory courses including a reading seminar and three elective courses, two of which can be chosen from courses offered in another graduate program UQAR or other academic institution. The program allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in a specialty area of ​​geography. The MA in geography also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research topics Geomorphology and geography of coastal areas Quantification and modeling of coastal hazards (coastal erosion processes, flooding, landslides) Reconstruction and projection of rising sea levels and analysis of its effects on coastal areas Program of measurements and modeling of coastal ice cover, water levels and waves and analysis of their effects on the evolution of coastlines the vulnerability study of communities and coastal infrastructure to hazards in a changing climate Analysis of adaptation options for coastal communities to coastal risks Development of tools to increase the resilience of coastal communities in a context of integrated coastal zone management environmental monitoring networks in Québec maritime coasts Geomorphology and dynamics of slopes Study of slope processes: rockfall, landslide, debris flow, torrential activity, avalanches, ice blocks fall Analysis and prevention of natural hazards in mountain Impact of climate variables and hydrogeological flows (with phase change, including melting permafrost) on the stability and erosion of rock masses Geomorphology and fluvial dynamics Study of dynamic ice in rivers Assessment of sedimentary and timber balances in river systems surface water and groundwater interactions analysis in floodplains Development of the concept of freedom of space waterways Quantifying the interactions between the structure of flows, sediment transport and the development of forms on the bed of rivers Geochemistry of coastal hydrogéosystèmes Study connectivity between groundwater and the coastal ocean Quantification of fluxes biogéchimiques and transfers continent - ocean Examination of the hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes in coastal systems Territory Development Development and management of resources Interrelations development - development social and environmental impacts of development interventions utilities and qualitative aspects of such development Archaeology and Heritage environmental archeology, landscape evolution and human-environment relationships Archeogeography: evolution of territories maritime heritage and coastal analysis Development of archaeological, cultural and natural heritage resources environmental Remote sensing Improved remote sensing satellite waters properties Impacts of climate change on arctic and subarctic environments flow study biogeochemical ocean-continent using optical tools What is geography? Geography integrates the natural sciences and the humanities. It aims to understand how natural environments influence human activities, but also how societies adapt, use and modify these settings. Environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the field of study of geography. This discipline is also interested in all aspects of integrated management of territories and their resources. For this, it uses methods and efficient tools for the collection, processing and analysis of geographic information (GIS, remote sensing, photo interpretation, field campaigns, etc.). At UQAR, human geography and physical geography come together to tackle issues, for example, geohazards, regional planning and sustainable development. Nordicity an axis of excellence in research at UQAR UQAR is dedicated to the study of the Far North and low cold latitudes, known as the nordicity. This research brings together researchers interested in northern environments from an interdisciplinary perspective around closely complementary disciplines, including biology, ecology, chemistry and geography, human or physical, cold environments. Their research aims to better understand the functioning of continental environments in cold climates, so as to meet the major challenges in the field of conservation and sustainable management. The evolution of continental northern environments in the context of global change and relations between Northern environments and human societies are among the prominent issues. OBJECTIVES The thesis track the geography master's program mainly aims to train researchers and specialists of geography skills to understand the relationships between society and space, using traditional methods and techniques and advanced on the systematic treatment and computerized geographic information to analyze the natural space that the geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography and climatology contribute to its understanding. [-]

Master Degree in Geography

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences. Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Geography The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making. Providing students a high-level of technical and scientific abilities in the field of Geography - area of expertise of Planning and Land Use Management, this program looks for giving adequate responses to market demands, as a core strategy to increase employability, regarding the Post-Bologna process. [-]