Masters Programs in Geographic Sciences

Compare 40 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 Media Spaces

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin Iserlohn Hamburg + 2 more

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe you even get the possibilty to actively shape your studies and your career path. Depending on your personal career goals, you will select your own specializations and choose from a range of interdisciplinary subjects. The programs taught at our university also include practical projects with top partners from the creative industry, field trips and workshops, which will prepare you perfectly for your dream job. [+]

Our society is becoming more mobile: Terms like “space” and “distance” are undergoing a fundamental transformation thanks to digital media. Today, there’s a whole sector of industry devoted to communicating and producing information, brands, and experiences in media spaces.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe provides you with the skills to transform communication within virtual and physical spaces into inspiring and lasting experiences. In the Media Spaces master’s program, you’ll learn how to analyze and locate spatial, moving, and non-linear forms of expression and how to apply them to your own spatial concepts. You’ll be in the perfect position to develop complex and advanced design and technological solutions for challenges of a multi-disciplinary nature thanks to the sound media competence you’ll have as a graduate.... [-]


Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

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

Master's Program in Geoecology

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Program 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 Program 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 program 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 of Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad + 1 more

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance. [+]

Master of Technology in Geomatics

Faculty of Technology – CEPT University

GEOMATICS, popularly known as Geo-Informatics refers to the mathematics, science, and technology used to study spatial information. It is a field with ancient roots, modern relevance, and an eye to the future. This multidisciplinary course integrates the acquisition, management, analysis, modeling and presentation of geospatial information.

M.Tech in Geomatics is a multi-disciplinary professional course wherein advanced subjects like Remote Sensing, GIS, Database Management Systems, Spatial Data analysis, Programming languages, Photogrammetry, GPS and Location Based Systems, LiDAR, Big-data, Web and Mobile GIS, Open Source technologies, Project Planning and Geo-visualization are taught. It gives a unique opportunity to explore the wide applications in multidisciplinary fields of Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure, Utilities, Planning, Management, Information Technology, and Governance.... [-]


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.... [-]


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’ behavior 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 program. 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.... [-]


Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Iceland Ísafjörður

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]


Master in Earthquake Engineering

European Polytechnical University
Campus Full time October 2018 Bulgaria Pernik

This Master's program aims at enhancing and deepening civil engineers' qualification in the field of anti-seismic security of buildings and facilities during their design and implementation. [+]

This Master's program aims at enhancing and deepening civil engineers' qualification in the field of anti-seismic security of buildings and facilities during their design and implementation.

Bulgaria and many other countries have active seismic activities on their territories, which presupposes that they should be secured against this destructive natural phenomenon.

Taking special measures during the design of the buildings and facilities against seismic activities is related to one of the main requirements to investment projects – securing people's health and life.

The program trains specialists in the areas of geophysical and earthquake engineering who are capable of evaluating, predicting and reducing the risk of earthquakes.... [-]


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 multidimensionality 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 multidimensionality 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 competencies and move beyond singular disciplinary culture.... [-]


Master in Geology

China University of Petroleum
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 China Beijing

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure, and external features of earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of earth. [+]

Geology (070900) Program Introduction

Geology is a knowledge system that studies material compositions, internal structure, and external features of the earth, mutual interactions between earth layers and the history of the evolution of the earth. The first-level discipline of Geology complies of five second-level disciplines of Mineralogy-Petrology-Gitology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology, Palaeontology & Stratigraphy and Quaternary Geology. The researches of our Geological disciplines mainly characterized in that of the structure and property of a basin, the depositional systems and sedimentary effects, the physical, chemical or biological effects which occurred inside the sedimentary basin, and how these geological effects control the deposition and formation of fossil fuels. During 1950s, with the help of experts from the Soviet Union, our geological department began to recruit graduate students, and in early 1980s, authorized by the Chinese government, ours became one of the first departments to offer master degrees, and later to establish doctoral programs in Mineralogy, Petrology and Gitology in 1993, in Geochemistry in 2003, in Structural Geology in 2005. In 2003, approved by the National Ministry of Personnel, our department established the Post-doctoral Research Station in Geology. In 2006, we were authorized to offer doctor degree in Geology discipline.... [-]


Master in Applied Geophysics

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Romania Bucharest

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today the traditions of Romanian geology continue to a high level of scientific and didactic approach, on the background of modernization and permanent updating. [+]

Unique in the country, the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics originates in three faculties geologically and geophysically organized after the Education Reform in 1948. Today the traditions of Romanian geology continue to a high level of scientific and didactic approach, on the background of modernization and permanent updating.

The current organization of the faculty dates back to 1990 and is characterized by a continuous dynamic, offering graduates career opportunities in industry as well as in the scientific and academic fields.

The academic offer of the faculty contains three bachelor programs, five master and one doctoral programs in modern study areas and a great interest for the global labor market and advanced scientific research: Geological Engineering, Geology and Geophysics.... [-]


Master in Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The program 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 Program in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages.

The program 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.

Program Outline

The Master's degree program 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 ... [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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.... [-]


Master hydrogeology and transfers

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Poitiers Brazil Porto Alegre Greece Heraklion Portugal Aveiro + 6 more

The Master Hydrogeology and Transfers of the University of Poitiers aims to train high-level hydrogeologists, able to apprehend the major environmental problems [+]

The Master Hydrogeology and Transfers of the University of Poitiers aims to train high-level hydrogeologists able to apprehend the major environmental problems of groundwater resources management both quantitatively (optimization of the implementation of drilling, determination of the volumes that can be sampled) than qualitative (physicochemical quality of water, pollution problem, ...).

Real practical field work and a competent teaching team

Hydrogeological Experimental Site of the University of Poitiers

HEU is a unique research and training infrastructure in Europe. Thirty holes of more than 120m deep are located on land belonging to the University of Poitiers. These boreholes intercept an aquifer (hydrogeological reservoir) limestone fractured and karstified.... [-]


Master in Geological Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Online Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava + 1 more

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

Study Branch

Geological Engineering

Branch Profile

The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilization, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics.... [-]


Master's Degree in Geotechnology and Project Development SIG

University of Oviedo -
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The Master in Geotechnology and Development of GIS Projects by the University of Oviedo, is aimed at providing students with the skills to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret and disseminate geospatial information. Attending to the market demand, aims to train professionals who are able not only to understand the methods and manage existing IT tools but also to develop their own programs in order to automate tasks and provide solutions to complex problems. [+]

This is a one-year Master's degree aimed at Engineers, Technical Engineers and Science graduates with knowledge of Physics and Mathematics and computer tools who can also prove an English level equivalent to B1 according to the Framework Common European Reference for Languages.

The Master in Geotechnology and the development of GIS projects is aimed at providing students with the skills to acquire, manage, analyze, interpret and disseminate geospatial information. By responding to market demand, it aims to train professionals who are capable not only of understanding the methods and managing existing IT tools but also of developing their own programs in order to automate tasks and provide solutions to complex problems.... [-]