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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 is a discipline that deals with the study of planet Earth and its many features. Students who study this field can learn about the planet and how humans live on it, in addition to the technology used for analyzing data.

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Master Ingénieur en Géologie

Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais
Campus 5 years September 2017 France Beauvais

Vous avez un goût naturel pour la géologie. Confronté dès la première année à l’expérience du terrain, vous êtes formé à résoudre des problèmes concrets liés aux sols et aux soussols, en France et à l’international. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. Ingénieur en Géologie Please note that this program is entirely taught in FRENCH La forte croissance démographique au niveau mondial exige une recherche accrue des sources d’eau potable, des gisements d’hydrocarbures et de ressources minérales, ainsi qu’une optimisation de leur utilisation. La fragilité de notre planète nécessite l’implication de spécialistes capables de mener à bien des projets d’aménagement respectueux de l’environnement. Expert dans l’étude des sous-sols, l’ingénieur géologue est désormais le pivot incontournable de tous les projets d’exploration, d’exploitation et d’aménagement, aussi bien en domaine terrestre que marin. Spécialiste des ressources énergétiques Il collabore étroitement à la recherche de nouveaux gisements ou bien contribue à l’optimisation de la production par la géomodélisation des réservoirs. Spécialiste des ressources minérales Il participe à l’exploration et au développement de nouveaux prospects et gère les aspects techniques, économiques et environnementaux des sites d’exploitation. Spécialiste de l’environnement Il est souvent affecté à la prévention des risques naturels ou industriels. Il peut aussi devenir un professionnel de la gestion de l’eau, de la dépollution des sols ou du stockage des déchets. Spécialiste de l’aménagement Il collabore aux travaux de reconnaissance, de dimensionnements et de construction de divers ouvrages comme les barrages, digues, tunnels, autoroutes… Pourquoi devenir ingénieur géologue? Vous avez un goût naturel pour la géologie. Confronté dès la première année à l’expérience du terrain, vous êtes formé à résoudre des problèmes concrets liés aux sols et aux soussols, en France et à l’international. Notre différenciation ? Une approche pédagogique dans laquelle la théorie n’est pas toujours le point de départ de l’apprentissage. Vous apprendrez à observer pour tirer des conclusions à partir de vos expériences, de vos recherches et des travaux sur le terrain. Accompagné par une équipe d’enseignants-chercheurs et de professionnels, vous apprendrez à agir et à résoudre les problématiques de l’entreprise dans les secteurs des matières premières minérales, des énergies renouvelables et fossiles, de l’aménagement du territoire ou encore de l’environnement. [-]

Master in Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

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

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 of Geodesy and Cartography, speciality Geoinformatics

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences
Campus October 2017 Poland Wrocław

You gain the ability to use advanced knowledge in the field of: technology, geodesy, cartography. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. You gain the ability to use advanced knowledge in the field of: technology, geodesy, cartography. You gain high qualifications in the field of GIS system usage in science, administration and business. You will build your own applications in the GIS system which will let you solve many practical problems. You will create modern implementations which access spatial information by the use of Internet. You will work in up-to-date GIS Laboratories. You need to have First Degree Diploma in the field of Geodesy. [-]

Master in Applied Geology

National Central University
Campus September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

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

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

Master in Geoecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå

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

Master's Programme in Geoecology


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

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

Master in Geography and Spatial Planning

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus 4 semesters September 2017 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 mix of experienced researchers and practitioners. Teaching staff includes academic scholars from the University of Luxembourg and partner universities in order to stand at the forefront of research concepts and analysis techniques. In addition, distinguished experts from European and regional institutions and agencies contribute to the teaching programme, thus sharing best practice and enhancing the dialogue between academic research and planning practice. Your future Our Master leads to a variety of professional careers at different geographical scales and in various sectors, as well as an opening to PhD programmes. Most of our graduates work in private and public spatial planning bodies, mobility and transport consultancies, urban and regional development agencies, European and cross-border institutions, as well as in universities and research centres. [-]

Master in International Development Studies

Palacky University
Campus 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.). [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. 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 of Technology in Geomatics

CEPT University
Campus 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. [+]

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 [-]

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus March 2017 Nigeria Enugu

The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences Applied Biology and Biotechnology Introduction The Department of Applied Biology offers postgraduate programmes leading to PGD, M.Sc. and PhD degrees in biological science disciplines. At the moment six areas, namely Pest Management (Entomology) and Plant Physiology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Genetics and Plant Pathology. are covered. Courses in other disciplines will be mounted as manpower becomes available in the specialist areas. Philosophy Science is generally accepted to be the bedrock of technological development which is the main index of national growth and maturity. Thus scientific orientation and knowledge lead to faster development of human resources and improvement of human welfare. Based on these considerations, an important and urgent national need arises to impart a broad knowledge in basic sciences to those with the right aptitude. Only a sound science base can nurture technology for service to society. The social relevance and acceptability of the scientifically trained are self-evident from this standpoint, the promise of self-realization and actualization can serve as incentive for the pursuit of scientific knowledge. All the postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences in this university are based on the above philosophy. However, the detailed objectives vary according to the individual disciplines. Objectives In applied Biology, the broad objectives are: To provide well-trained biologists in specialist fields to man relevant positions in Research Institutes, Universities and other institutions of higher learning in the country; To development expertise and facilities so as to permit inter-disciplinary activities and research with other organizations since the science of Biology cuts across many scientific fields and activities including biochemistry, environmental pollution, natural resources conservation, agriculture, stored products research, forestry, silviculture and mineral oil exploration; To collect and store information on organisms of economic importance, as well as present day under-exploited or non-utilized tropical plant and animal species to facilitate species inventory and genetic resources evaluation so as to prevent their possible extinction. Areas of Specialization The Department of Applied Biology offers Postgraduates programs in pest management, plant physiology, Ecology and Environmental biology, Plant Pathology, Genetics, Hydrobiology and Fisheries. Degrees Awarded The Department has designed programmes leading to the award of postgraduates Diploma (PGD), Master of Science (M.Sc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. A Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Applied Entomology and Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology and Fisheries The objective of the Post-graduate Diploma is to enable students develop the capacity in tackling the programs caused by agricultural diseases, and pests such as insects mites and nematodes. The programme will also aim at acquainting the students with general principles, techniques and other methods applicable in the management and combating of those agricultural and medically important pests and parasites and diseases. Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credits passes including English, mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O'level. The Postgraduate Diploma programme admission is open to B.Sc (3rd) Class and HND (upper credit minimum) graduate or its equivalent in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Entomology ,Ecology, Applied Biology, Microbiology and other related fields such as Crop protection, Agricultural Extension and Medical Laboratory Technology. All applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of the school of Graduate Studies. Graduates of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology or of other approved Universities are eligible to apply. Candidate who possess HND or its equivalent a minimum of credit level pass in the above-mentioned areas are also eligible to apply. The Post-graduate Diploma Thesis shall follow the format and regulations of the first degree thesis of the University and work reported thesis must be done during the approved period of the programme. There shall be in-house oral examination on the thesis. There shall be an examination for each course at the end of each semester. The minimum passing grade per course is C. Course failed at the first and second semester examination will be carried over in the next academic year. A candidate who has failed to make an overall minimum CGPA of 2.4 shall be deemed to have failed the examination. Mode of Study The programme may be pursued full-time or part-time involving course work and a supervised research project. Duration of Study The full-time postgraduate Diploma programme shall last for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters, while the part-time programme shall last for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Structure of Programme The Department offers postgraduates diploma in Applied Biology with options to specialize in Pest management, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Hydrobiology Fisheries and Plant Pathology. Applied MicroBiology and Brewing Introduction The postgraduate programme of the Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing is designed to produce man power that can comfortably be absorbed into industries for Food, Brewing and other Fermentation Industries. The programme is also designed for absorption of our graduates into Faculty of Medicine and Sciences as Lecturers or as Laboratory Scientists. The Department offers programmes leading to: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Master of Science (M.Sc) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in these areas of specialization. Brewing Science and Technology Microbial Biotechnology Medical/Pathogenic Microbiology Environmental Microbiology Food and Industrial Microbiology Philosophy The Department aims at producing matured scientific and technological manpower required to achieve the national goals of Nigeria in general. It also centres its desire towards development of sound academic excellence that can compete with our counterparts elsewhere in the world. To achieve this, the curriculum places emphasis on; Quality laboratory training Sound theoretical knowledge Application of hitech/internet facilities towards problem solving. Production of quality graduates with ability to move into research and development. Based on the above aims and objectives, it is our belief that the general needs of our state and our nation Nigeria will be met in areas of; Medicare, industry, environmental protection and food development. The science and research development areas of our nations will also have available manpower. While the University will have desired manpower to propel the requirements of our future leaders in the field of biotechnology and other industries. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes Basic Admission Requirements All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at O' Level. Candidates with Bachelors Degree from an approved University must obtain a minimum of pass degree in the relevant science discipline. Holders of HND in relevant programmes from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper Credit may also be considered for admission. Duration of Programme Full-time Postgraduate Diploma Programme shall run for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters. The Part-Time Postgraduate Programme shall run for a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. Geology and Mining Introduction he postgraduate programmes of the Department of Geology and Mining have been designed to respond to expanding need for manpower in many areas of geology and allied fields. The basic theories and principles which are usually taught at the undergraduate level are becoming increasingly insufficient for coping with the complexities of today's geological problems and many employers of labour in geologically related fields prefer to hire those with postgraduate degrees. Philosophy and Objectives The Postgraduates Degree Programme in the Department of Geology and Mining are designed to produce high level Geologists, Researchers and Professionals that are satisfactorily equipped with analytical and technical skills necessary for the adequate performance of their jobs as academics and professionals. The program intends to train students to enable them handle the problems of petroleum, mineral and water resources in the area of distribution and availability management. Available Programmes The Department offers PGD in geology, M. Sc and Ph. D. degree programmes in the following areas: Environmental Geology, Applied Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Mineral Exploration. The programme may be expanded to include other aspects of geology and mining as necessary equipment and personnel become available. Nature of the programme The programme for M. Sc degree would consist of course work and research project. The study for the Ph. D degree is by comprehensive research to be embodied in a thesis. Admission Requirements In addition to the normal university's entry requirement, candidates with good degrees in areas such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and engineering are also eligible for admission. Admission to Ph. D programme is subject to the availability of supervisors and research facilities. Remedial courses may also be undertaken by some Ph. D candidates as recommended by their supervisors. Industrial Chemistry Introduction The post graduate programme of the department will offer courses leading to PGD, M.Sc. M.Phil and Ph.D. the objective of the programme is to produce high manpower in the chemical science to take up responsible features in industry, academic and research establishments and other government agencies in order to generate chemical data on Nigeria's natural resources and solve local problems as well as collaboration in inter-disciplinary research for the general good of the society. Philosophy It is now generally accepted that science and technology are the basis of modern development worldwide. Chemistry being a key science is expected to improve the living standards of human society and its continued study as a discipline will sustain societal development. The post graduate programme of the department is formulated in such a way as to inculcate in students the correct scientific chemical knowledge so as to yield maximum dividend to the society. The dividend can be measured in terms of solutions to the human problems of hunger, population, raw materials for the industry, new products, energy, biochemical processes and the environment at large. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of Industrial Chemistry department PG program are as follows: Providing students with knowledge and competitive skills to enhance their performance and to enable them to assume broader responsibilities in the rapidly changing environment in the context of the global and contemporary knowledge economy. Producing high level practitioners who are capable of applying appropriate chemical principles and techniques for solving problems in the local, national and international environment viz-z-viz teaching, research and industry. Producing socially responsive and functional chemists capable of positively driving the engine of Nigeria's economy through accelerated technological development. Proving opportunity for University graduates in relevant science disciplines and HND holders to convert and aspire to higher degrees in chemistry. Master of Science (M.Sc. in Chemistry) A candidate with a first degree in chemistry form a recognize University with minimum of a Second Class Lower Division may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirement is satisfied. A candidate with an Upper Credit Pass in the Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), in chemistry from a recognized University may also be admitted to a Masters Degree Programme provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) A candidate with a M.Sc. Degree in relevant Chemistry field with a minimum CGPA of 3.3 on a 5 point scale from a recognized University may be admitted. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree A candidate who holds a Masters Degree, with a minimum of CGPA of 3.5 on a 5-point scale or average of 60%, which includes coursework and research thesis in a relevant chemistry discipline, from a recognized University may be admitted provided the University Matriculation requirements are satisfied. Mandatory duration of programme A uniform duration for the programme for all Universities, making allowance for minor individual university variation shall be adopted as follows: 1.Postgraduate diploma programme Full-time: Minimum of two (2) semesters and a maximum of four (4) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of four(4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters. 2.Masters degree programme Full-time: Minimum of three (3) semesters and a maximum of five (5) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of five (5) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. 3.Doctorate degree Programme Full-time: Minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters. Part-time: Minimum of eight (8) semesters and a maximum of ten (10) semesters. Departmental Postgraduate Committee There is a Post Graduate committee of the department. The Head of department serves as the Chairman of this committee (unless he is not up to rank of Senior lecturer). Members include all academic staff involved in the Postgraduate programmes of the department. There is also the Department Postgraduate Examination Board. This Board has the Head of Department (provided he is up to rank of senior lecturer) as the Chairman, all professors in the department, and other senior members of the department, provided the number does not exceed five. Where external examination is involved the external examiner is a member of this board. The terms of Reference of both bodies are contained in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Post Graduate Booklet. Admission requirement The criteria for admission into the Postgraduate Chemistry programmes are as follows: Basic requirement All candidates must have five Credit passes including English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry O'level. 4.Postgraduates Diploma, PGD A graduate from a recognized University, with at least a pass degree or a holder of a minimum of Upper Credits in the Higher National Diploma HND, from a recognized institution. Holders of the HND at Lower Units with a minimum of five (5) years post-qualification relevant experience maybe considered. Industrial Physics Introduction The Department of Industrial Physics started in 1982 under the defunct Anambra State University of Science and Technology. The Department offers Postgraduate programmes leading to the award of the following degrees: Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Philosophy ( M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics. Philosophy Philosophy of postgraduate programmes is anchored on the unbiased and systematic observations, accurate documentation and interpretation of facts and phenomena with a view to generating a body of knowledge. The graduate programme of the Department of Industrial Physics provides a study of: The fundamental principles governing the behavior of the physical universe. The methods of scientific investigations and its applications to the technological problems of today. It places emphasis on the interactions between science, technology and society which is geared towards translating scientific methods into technological breakthroughs which are aimed at solving the problems of the society in which we find ourselves. Aims and Objectives The aims and objectives of postgraduate programmes are: To produce high level man power in the sciences through the acquisition of requisite skills and knowledge, for national development. To develop in science graduates a sense of inquiry capacity for independent research and motivation to extend the frontiers of science and technology. To produce graduates who will be adequately equipped for relevance in the global knowledge economy. To produce graduates who are capable of appropriate scientific principles for solving problem for the promotion of human well being. To produce manpower with optimal competencies and skill to function effectively in the academia and the private sector. The postgraduate programme provides a practical approach to Physics which will be developed from a systematic collection for possible applications in industrial or technological setting. Thus it is hoped that at the end of such a programme, a student must have demonstrated practical ability to carry on original and independent scientific research. Thesis and Dissertation A panel of Examiners shall be constituted to orally assess a thesis or dissertation according to the university regulations, but the examination shall be guided by the following: Postgraduate Diploma Project Report An External EXAMINER shall read and grade the report. The final grade for the project shall be the average of the separate grades of an internal assessment process and the external examiner's assessment. Masters Dissertation The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. M.Phil Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall compose of the following: External Examiner Head of Department Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor (if any), or at least a member of the Department where no Co- Supervisor exists One member appointed by the PG School. Ph.D Thesis The minimum composition of the examination panel shall comprise: The External Examiner Head of Department who must be a Ph.D holder Student's Supervisor Co - Supervisor One other member of the Department who must not be below the rank of a Senior Lecturer or an academic staff from a related Department within the faculty who must hold a Ph.D, and A representative of the Board of the Postgraduate School. Academic Regulation Academic session An academic session consists of two semesters. Each semester normally will comprise of 15 weeks of teaching and two weeks of examinations. Modular System All Physics Postgraduate programmes shall be run on a modular system, i.e. the Course Unit system. All courses should therefore be subdivided into more or less self sufficient and logically consistent packages that are taught within a semester and examined at the end of that particular semester. Unit weights should be attached to each course. Definition of Units or Credits Units are loads attached to a course. One unit load is equivalent to one hour per week semester of 15 weeks of lecture or two hours of tutorials or three hours per week of term paper work or laboratory practical per semester of 15 weeks. Programmes All postgraduate students (irrespective of the programme) must take Management and Entrepreneurship and ICT & Research Method as compulsory courses. However any student who has taken them at a particular postgraduate level is exempted at higher levels. PostGraduate Diploma Programmes This programme is intended to serve as a remedial or conversion course for candidates with deficiencies in the field of Physics or those who have studied other courses related to Physics who would want to get properly grounded in Physics. Basic Admission Requirements The criteria for eligibility for admission into PGD programme in Physics will be as follows: All candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects as. O'Level. Candidates with Bachelors degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of pass degree in relevant science discipline including Mathematics, Geology, Surveying, Physics Education, Engineering, Computer Science etc. from ESUT or other universities recognized by ESUT. Holders of HND in relevant programmes such as Engineering, Science Technology etc from approved institutions with a minimum of Upper credit may also be considered for admission. [-]

MRes Geography (Sc)

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

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

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 of Natural and Applied Sciences

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

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. ... [-]

Master degree in Geosciences

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus 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. [+]

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 [-]

MTech in Extraction Metallurgy (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

At this level, a qualifying student will be is competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment,thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgic industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. At this level, a qualifying student will be is competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment,thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgic industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Qualification outcomes The qualifying student should have the ability to: Initiate and execute applied research in a range of metallurgical activities to full completion. Function at middle to upper management level in a metallurgical environment. Admission requirements and selection criteria A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Extraction Metallurgy, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Extraction Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Poitiers Portugal Aveiro Brazil Porto Alegre Greece Crete + 5 more

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

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... ... [-]

M.Tech Program in Atmospheric Science and Space Technology

K L University
Campus July 2017 India Guntur

This department has been started in 2013 to provide education and training in the specialized fields of atmospheric science and space technology and to foster research excellence through its “Centre for Atmospheric Science”. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Geographic Sciences 2017. This department has been started in 2013 to provide education and training in the specialized fields of atmospheric science and space technology and to foster research excellence through its “Centre for Atmospheric Science”. The department has eminent and reputed faculty, with profound academic experience in diverse fields of atmospheric science and space technology. At present the department is offering a 2-year M.Tech. program in “Atmospheric Science & Space Technology” and a doctoral program leading to Ph.D. degree, with the main objective of providing education with a blend of (atmospheric) science and (space) technology. The academic programs of this department are well recognized, as evidenced by the award of FIST and four research projects from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. At present, four Professors and one Associate Professor constitute the faculty, and the profiles of the faculty are separately visible on this web-site. The department houses permanent equipment, which has been acquired at a cost of Rs. 2 crores, and the same is being accessible to B.Tech., M.Tech., and Ph.D. students to meet their academic requirements. Research and training being a continuous activity of this department, several seminars/workshops have been organized in the past and few more are scheduled and planned. The expertise of the faculty and the main research areas of this department are categorized as two fields, one on upper atmospheric science and space technology that include GPS technology for communication and navigation systems, signal processing. The second is lower atmospheric science, which includes weather and climate studies, atmospheric pollution, weathermatics, and weather and climate related risk assessment. The department envisages excellent opportunities for M.Tech. students to be a part of the innovative development of blended science and technology to meet societal needs of the current and near future. This department aspires to excel in teaching, research and industry/consultancy at national level and to produce highly competent scientists/ engineers/ technologists in the field of Atmospheric Science and space technology through focusing on specializations in Communication Sector, lower and upper atmosphere and satellite navigation systems, weather and climate data mining and applications [-]