Masters Program in Geographic Sciences in Europe

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Geographic Sciences

A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Geographic sciences can include an education on the computational methods and data structures used to represent, analyze and process geographic information. In addition, geographic science students may have the opportunity to study Earth’s physical features.

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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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). [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). During their studies, students will gain experience with modern analytical procedures and will attend practical courses and workshops. Environmental Geosciences are currently at the forefront of many scientific disciplines and have an important practical outcome as well. The understanding of pollutants’ behaviour in various environmental compartments, remediation of contaminated sites and evolution of ecosystems in the Earth’s history are just a few examples of the topics covered by the programme. The laboratories at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences are equipped with high-end instrumentation for advanced specialized methods used in environmental geochemistry, such as speciation and specialized isotope analyses. These techniques are currently fast emerging and crucial in the developing fields of Environmental Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry. The graduates can then be employed at many institutions dealing with nature protection and remediation (e.g., remediation companies, governmental agencies, regional authorities, etc.). Selected graduates can also continue their studies and research in a number of doctoral programmes. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Geology, Earth Sciences, Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Sciences [-]

Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. [+]

Remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are essential to study the Earth and manage its resources. This central role is not only present in the academic world but we perceive it in multiple fields. Indeed, we found signs of increased presence and interest in areas such as the (new and improved satellite Earth observation, aerial vehicles or UAVs, European boost to GPS systems like Galileo, etc.) tools, geographic information (the success of Google Earth or Google Maps, the quality excellent ICC mapping, etc.), its metadata (increased presence and consolidation of standards), cataloging Special data Infrastructures (IDEC, IDEE, etc.) or software (such as the current gratuity of Miramon programms for administrations and students that has driven the Generalitat de Catalunya and the different alternatives of free software). In this context there is a need for well-trained professionals in these disciplines, who know the basics, but also the latest trends as standardization promoted by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). The objective of this master is to provide solid scientific training in techniques of Earth observation, and the generation and analysis of information for the study of the territory and the management of their resources through GIS. It is a 60 ECTS Master is structured in 4 compulsory modules, an optional module for advanced training (to choose between two possible) and finally Work Master's Thesis. All classes are conducted with computer. The course is complemented by practical tutoring sessions, seminars and possible visits to organizations in the sector. Career prospects The... [-]

Master in Economic Geology

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

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. Master in Economic Geology The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. Programme Outline The Master's degree programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely. Employment Opportunities for Graduates In the last decade, Finland experienced a strong revival of the mining and exploration industry as a result of the commodity boom. Several new mines have opened and the minerals sector has become one of the key foundations for the economy in northern Finland. With this background, we offer a practice-oriented education that prepares our graduates for a career in the industry or in ore deposit-related research. [-]

Master in Geography and Spatial Planning

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

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

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

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

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

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

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. 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... [-]

Master In Environmental And Land Engineering

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Cagliari

Professional fields of the Environment and Territory Graduates in Engineering are associated with SSD, relative allle characterizing training activities and similar provided in the three curriculum of the training program (Environment, Geoengineering and Soil Protection, Planning), as exemplified by the following list: [+]

Professional status of the title. The typical professional fields for graduates of the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Land are the advanced design, planning and scheduling, management of complex systems, both in private practice, which in businesses and government or public agencies as well as in the area of ​​scientific and technological research, on the following application areas: - design of treatment plants and solid waste disposal, liquid waste and gaseous, the remediation of contaminated sites, environmental monitoring and analysis and in the workplace , process management, environmental impact assessment, environmental certification; risk analysis in the area, planning and carrying out of urban services, management of treatment facilities, supervised projects and interventions, environmental control, supervisory bodies in the field of safety at work; - Design, implementation and management of operations in the territory such as underground works, foundation works, defense interventions of the territory and environmental recovery, accommodation and consolidation of slopes; development, construction and use of models for the analysis of phenomena typical of the industry with non-traditional methods and techniques; - Research and evaluation, cultivation and exploitation of raw materials, research into new technological applications of mineral substances; economic planning, sustainable management, prevention and impact reduction and environmental risk and social extractive industry; - Environmental planning, spatial and urban, general and implementation, construction and implementation of information systems, analysis, monitoring and management of urban and regional processes, activation of management procedures and evaluation of acts and planning tools and their complex programs. The definition of employment... [-]

Master of Space Studies (Leuven et al)

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

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

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. The space sector plays an important role in economic, social, technological and scientific developments. The future of the sector and its manifold applications require highly skilled experts with a broad interdisciplinary perspective. The development of innovative space technologies is fostered by an intense symbiosis between technological sectors and the challenges set by fundamental research in exact and biomedical sciences. Additionally, the economic and social valorisation of space technologies requires an efficient relationship between project developers and the economic sector. The large scale of space projects imposes important constraints on management. The international character of the space sector and of its broad applications, including the relevance of space for security and defence, implies a need for European and international legal and political measures. What is the Master of Space Studies all about? The Master of Space Studies programme is designed to prepare scientists to respond to a myriad of challenges and opportunities. In addition to coursework in space sciences, the curriculum is enriched by a Master's thesis and a series of guest lecturers from international, national and regional institutions. This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Structure The programme is conceived as an advanced master’s programme and as such it requires applicants to have successfully completed an initial master’s programme in either the humanities and social sciences, exact sciences and technology or biomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is expressed by the common... [-]

Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

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

Master's Programme in Geoecology

 

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University offers a 2-year Master of Science Programme for students that would like to specialize in Geoecology. Geoecology integrates the fields of Geosciences and Ecology. With an emphasis on the Nordic landscape, you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the effects of anthropogenic impact, such as resource utilization and pollution. These processes result in a more dynamic environment than what is generally recognized, and you will develop an awareness of environmental changes on timescales from years to millennia.

InstructionThe Study Programme starts with a field course, Field Methods in Geoecology. After that, you will have opportunities to take theoretical courses and applied courses directed towards field studies, as well as courses directed towards Geographic Information Systems.The programme is very flexible, as the only compulsory courses are the first course, Field methods in Geoecology, 15 ETCS, and the final Degree thesis, 30 ECTS. Courses can otherwise be chosen freely, as long as the requirements for the M.Sc. degree are met.... [-]


Master in Earth Sciences

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

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

Master in Earth Sciences

 

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

 

 

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Master in Transport and Geoinformation Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

A functional and well-developed transport system is a prerequisite of a sustainable and prosperous society. The creation and maintenance of such a system demands knowledge of transport and geoinformation technologies, as well as understanding of how the new technologies and policies are adopted, how they interact and how they affect our daily activities. [+]

A functional and well-developed transport system is a prerequisite of a sustainable and prosperous society. The creation and maintenance of such a system demands knowledge of transport and geoinformation technologies, as well as understanding of how the new technologies and policies are adopted, how they interact and how they affect our daily activities.

Transport and Geoinformation Technology at KTH

The master’s programme combines two closely related aspects of the built environment: transport systems and geoinformation technologies. The programme enables students to either specialise in one of these main subjects, or develop their own interdisciplinary study plan, making use of each student’s unique background and interests. The recommended courses form a foundation for both subject areas, and students can choose a subject area by selecting the most appropriate sequence of the elective courses. Most courses combine interactive lectures with laboratory work. Many also include an in-depth term project. The courses make use of modern data collection instruments and quantitative modelling and processing software.... [-]


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 Geoinformatics

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2018 Czech Republic Ostrava

The aim is to prepare graduates who master professional subject matters from the sphere of geoinformatics and geoinformation technologies at the level that enables the creation of new applications of geoinformation technologies, project management and the management and administration of geoinformation systems, the implementation of the advanced analysis, and search for new ways to solve different spatial problems. [+]

Study Branch Geodesy, Cartography and Geoinformatics Branch Profile The aim is to prepare graduates who master professional subject matters from the sphere of geoinformatics and geoinformation technologies at the level that enables the creation of new applications of geoinformation technologies, project management and the management and administration of geoinformation systems, the implementation of the advanced analysis, and search for new ways to solve different spatial problems. These will be applicable in both the state and local governments as well as in the private sector (manager of the utilities, transport undertakings, companies involved in the collection and distribution of geodata, etc.). Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Graduates are equipped with the knowledge from the area of digital processing of remote sensing data, planning of applications of geoinformation technologies, advanced methods of gathering, storing, analyzing, and publishing of data, modelling and simulation of geosciences problems, and from the area of entrepreneurship and management. Skills The graduate can plan and manage the application of geoinformation technologies and large databases of geodata, creating algorithms for the spatial problems solving, apply advanced statistical methods of processing of data, collaborate in creating models and simulation of spatial processes and in the use of geoweb technology. General Competencies The graduate can act in the role of the commercial agent, analyst for the needs of applications development and as geodata analyst, manager of large scale applications and databases of data, geoweb technology manager (mapservers and servers of geoweb services). Occupational Profiles of Graduates This study branch is ideal for... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Tarragona Portugal Tomar France Bordeaux Barcelona + 5 more

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus) This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology. It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage Career opportunities Research in Quaternary archeology and human evolution, with specialisations in the disciplinary branches, including field and rescue archeology, dissemination and museumisation of human evolution and Quaternary archeology, and conservation and restoration of archaeological material of the Pleistocene. Timetable Classes are held in the morning and afternoon/evening from Monday to Friday. The face-to-face part of each subject is concentrated in two weeks. Language of instruction Catalan/Spanish/English Participating universities University of Ferrara (Italy) Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal) University of Tràs-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal) National Museum of Natural History (Paris, France) FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Computer Science and Statistics Applied to Archaeology Geology of the Quaternary Prehistory of Asia and Oceania Prehistory in Europe Prehistory in... [-]

Master's Degree In Geoinformatics (interuniversity)

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

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

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

Master in Geology and Mining Engineering - taught in FRENCH

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

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

Masters in Geographic Sciences in Europe 2018. This program is taught in FRENCH. Most of the mineral and energy resources are buried into the ground. Therefore, the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is a major actor in prospection and evaluation of deposits, extraction of ores and hydrocarbons, and in the processing of ores and minerals. In addition, these processes will be dealt by the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering with the most adequate technical and economic means together with the lowest environmental impact. Human infrastructures, set up at the surface and into the subsurface of the earth, strongly rely on the characteristics of the soils and rocks. The expertise of the Master of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering is therefore of prime importance to the design and the achievement of civil engineering projects such as tunnels, dams, bridges, buildings, underground storage, etc. Masters of Science in Geology and Mining Engineering prevent effects on human infrastructures of natural events such as earthquakes, landslides, etc. He or she will also prevent the impacts of human activities on the environment and on natural resources. In other words, the engineer is involved in problems such as groundwater protection area, rehabilitation of polluted sites, geological storage of CO2 and radioactive waste. Profile of the programme During the course of their studies, students in geology and mining engineering acquire a good knowledge both in Earth sciences and in engineering sciences. A basic training in Earth sciences - geology, mineralogy,... [-]