Masters Programs in Earth Sciences

Compare 11 Masters Programs in Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Master's Degree in Inland Water Quality Assessment

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Spain Madrid

This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. [+]

Masters in Earth Sciences. Skills and professional training This Master’s Degree aims to train students in subjects related to the assessment of water quality subject to the European Directive on Water Quality in order to defend their professional careers in research in the management of the problems associated with water quality from a Pan-European perspective. In this way, students will be able to participate in research projects and/or management plans for water quality in any European country. Past editions of this Master’s Degree’s Degree have been extremely successful with a subsequent employment rate of 75% of graduates working in question related to water quality in several European and non-European countries. Specific admission requirements: Entry to the Master’s Degree in Inland Water Quality will be subject to the general conditions of entry and admission for postgraduate students which are established in the regulations for postgraduate studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid. These regulation state that candidates must have an official Spanish university degree with at least 180 ECTS credits in Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, etc.) or a technically compatible programme (Engineering related to water or the environment, health sciences, etc). Foreign degrees do not need to be officially recognized as long as candidates can demonstrate can establish that their degree has an equivalent level to that of the corresponding Spanish degree and would allow entry to postgraduate studies in their home country. Moreover, given the European nature of this Master’s Degree, and the fact that is taught in... [-]

Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) (MES)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Our high standing is built upon an emphasis on application of the enabling sciences—mathematics, physics, and chemistry—to address the big challenges in Earth sciences. We are innovators: always seeking to develop new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. [+]

ANU is ranked number one in Australia for Earth sciences and number 12 globally.* Our high standing is built upon an emphasis on application of the enabling sciences—mathematics, physics, and chemistry—to address the big challenges in Earth sciences. We are innovators: always seeking to develop new methods, whether experimental, analytical or computational. Our cutting-edge research led by over 70 academic staff, along with state-of-the-art facilities, provide a conducive environment for high-quality research training for our postgraduate students. Whether it be chemistry, physics or biology, all of our academics are experts in their field, giving students diverse disciplinary perspectives on research projects. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Our Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) lets you study pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards. *QS World University Rankings by subject 2017 Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts; Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project; Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets; Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these; Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience; Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics Career Options Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among... [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Poitiers Portugal Aveiro Brazil Porto Alegre Greece Crete + 6 more

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

Masters in Earth Sciences. ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science : the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil. Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest. In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials. Clay knowledge is extremely inter- and multidisciplinary as it includes geological, geotechnical, mineralogical, physico-chemical and bio-geochemical aspects. The IMACS is the first master course addressing analytical techniques and their... [-]

Master in Mining Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

The Master’s studies in Mining Engineering enriches the knowledge gained in the specialized field and that increases the possibilities of advancement in the profession, especially to management grades. [+]

Study Branch Mining Branch Profile The Master’s studies in Mining Engineering enriches the knowledge gained in the specialized field and that increases the possibilities of advancement in the profession, especially to management grades. A graduate satisfies the conditions required by the Czech authorities for all official positions in mines and quarries in the Czech Republic. The course educates experts to work in the sphere of mining and in the processing of raw materials, including fossil fuels and metallic and non-metallic minerals. A graduate will be well-qualified to work in establishments engaged in civil engineering or to be employed as research workers working as state administration clerks in municipal offices and in regional authorities and ministries. After a successful graduation of the Master’s course, it is possible to continue in doctoral [Ph.D.] studies in the field of Mining or Mining Geomechanics. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge On the basis of theoretical and practical experience, the graduate can apply their knowledge and expertise in mining, processing, and cleaning up the mining activities, as deep, and superficial way, then find application in energy, engineering companies and handlers of valuable minerals and companies that deal with landscaping work. Skills Graduate of the programme Mining can provide engineering, design and manage the exploratory phase of the preparation of deposits, mining engineering works, traffic management, rehabilitation and liquidation activity in higher levels of business management. General Competencies The Master's degree in Mining Engineering is conceived so that future graduates enjoy the widest application in practice. Occupational Profiles... [-]

Master of Petroleum Exploration

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

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

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

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

University of Neuchâtel
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. [+]

Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling. A unique training opportunity Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners. Specific strengths The technical skills related to groundwater prospection and abstraction, as well as to reservoir characterization and protection are an important part of the program. Particular emphasis is laid upon groundwater contamination processes and remediation issues, and prospection and exploitation of geothermal resources at low, medium and high depths. Degree awarded Master of Science in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Credits 120... [-]

Master in Atmospheric Physics

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. [+]

Masters in Earth Sciences. The Institute of Atmospheric Physics is responsible for the graduate programs in atmospheric sciences. The Institute has both the master and the Ph.D. programs. Students in each program are enrolled separately through entrance exam of master or Ph.D. programs. For students studying toward the master degree, the goal of the Institute is to build up their research ability and to equip them with advanced knowledge and research tools in atmospheric sciences. Therefore, they are required to take at least 24 credits of advanced courses in atmospheric sciences. Furthermore, each student must complete, under the supervision of one of the institute’s faculty members, a master thesis in his/her special field. As for students toward the Ph.D. degree, developing their independent research ability is of primary concern. Therefore, Ph.D. students are only required to take 18 credits of courses but are required to, under the supervision of one or several Institute’s faculty members, conduct an original research in their interested fields. Theoretical Courses Climate Dynamics Objective Data Analysis Atmospheric Convection Planetary Boundary Layer Advanced Applied Math Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics Applied Courses Radar Meteorology Atmospheric Radiation Mesoscale Meteorology Air Pollution Meteorology Numerical Simulations Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (4 credits for seminars) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Pass an oral defense of thesis. Research Facilities & Lab Mesoscale Simulation Lab Synoptic –Dynamics Lab Climate Dynamics and Simulation Lab Climate/ Monsoon Lab Radar Meteorology Lab Meteorological Satellite Lab Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan... [-]

MRes Climate and Atmospheric Science

University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment
Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds

This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. [+]

This Masters will prepare you in the physical sciences and mathematics for a research career in climate, atmospheric or environmental sciences. It ideally bridges the gap between undergraduate studies in physical/natural sciences and engineering, and study for a PhD. Alternatively, if you decide to leave academia, the highly transferable skills gained from this course could lead to a research role in industry or government. Gain a broad overview of physical problems in climate and atmospheric science, together with a sound physical understanding of natural processes. Alongside this, develop highly transferable skills to conduct research in these subjects with a strong emphasis on quantitative data analysis and physical and numerical modelling. Course highlights: Interact with academics who are at the forefront of major global issues. Leeds is a leading centre of excellence across both the physical science of the climate and atmosphere science, and the resultant socio-economic impacts and processes... Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) is the UK’s most diverse academic institute for atmospheric research. National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), one of six research centres funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), providing its core atmospheric research. Priestley International Centre for Climate Change (PICC) a world-leading centre for policy-relevant, solution-driven climate research Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is a research centre that studies processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that may affect the Earth's albedo, polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level. Continue on to a PhD, or move into a research role... [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

 

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


Master of Philosophy – Science (Research)

James Cook University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 Australia Townsville Cairns Singapore Buona Vista area Brisbane + 6 more

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway. [+]

Master of Philosophy – Science (Research)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway.

It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.It is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.

JCU offers four categories of Master of Philosophy - Science:

Agriculture, Environment and Related Studies Architecture and Building Engineering and Related Technologies Natural and Physical Sciences Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.... [-]


Master in International Agribusiness and Rural Development

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Chile Talca Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

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

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