Masters in Geographic Sciences in Switzerland

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Geographic Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics

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

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

Best Masters in Geographic Sciences in Switzerland 2018. Master in Hydrogeology and Geothermics Cutting-edge science and high quality teaching Internationally recognized and accredited by the Swiss Confederation, the Centre for Hydrogeology and Geothermics (CHYN) staff consists of about 50 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for cutting-edge science and high quality teaching. The CHYN research themes focus on subsurface water and energy resources, with special emphasis on fundamental and applied aspects of operational hydrogeology, hydro- dynamics, hydrochemistry, geochemistry, geothermics, geostatistics and mathematical modelling. A unique training opportunity Moving towards sustainable use of subsurface water and energy resources is a major challenge for our society and for geoscientists in particular. This Master degree, unique in Switzerland, offers a complete introduction to the current scientific approaches to address this challenge. Designed by the CHYN dedicated staff, the program delivers a comprehensive hydrogeological training that covers the relevant physical, chemical, biological and thermal processes, as well as key field investigation techniques. Intense teaching during three semesters provides students with core knowledge and specific skills in hydrogeology and geothermics. The fourth semester is devoted to an individual research project to be carried out internally or in collaboration with external partners. Specific strengths The technical skills related to groundwater prospection and abstraction, as well as to reservoir characterization and protection are an important part of the program. Particular emphasis is laid upon groundwater contamination processes and remediation issues, and prospection and exploitation of geothermal resources at low, medium and high depths. Degree awarded Master... [-]

Master in Political and Cultural Geography

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Political and Cultural Geography is an advanced-level programme emphasizing the dual specialisation of the Department of Geography in the cultural and political aspects of representations and of territorial and environmental policies. It examines the situations of the South and the North from a global perspective. This programme benefits from a wide network of scientific and professional partnerships in Geneva, French-speaking Switzerland and abroad, in the areas of planning, development of the North and the South, and geographic information. [+]

Master en Géographie politique et culturelle Le Master en Géographie politique et culturelle est une formation de haut niveau valorisant la spécialisation du Département de géographie dans le double domaine culturel et politique des représentations et des pouvoirs territoriaux et environnementaux. Elle envisage les situations des Suds et des Nords dans une perspective globale. Ce Master est fondé sur un large réseau de collaborations scientifiques et professionnelles à Genève, en Suisse romande et au niveau international dans les champs de l’aménagement, du développement des Nords et des Suds, et de l’information géographique. DEUX MODULES: Espace, frontière, mondialisation Identité, altérité, spatialité ORIENTATION POSSIBLE: Histoire économique et sociale Programme d'études Tronc commun obligatoire (30Crédits) : Enjeux sociaux, enjeux spatiaux; histoire et épistémologie de la géographie; les méthodes en géographie, etc. Deux modules (30Crédits) : Espace, frontière, mondialisation Identité, altérité, spatialité Mémoire de recherche ou de stage (30Crédits) Mobilité La Faculté permet la mobilité au niveau du Master pour un semestre. La mobilité est possible dès le 2e semestre. Le nombre de crédits est limité à un maximum de 30 crédits dans la faculté d’accueil. Le mémoire ne peut faire l’objet d’aucune équivalence. www.unige.ch/exchange Perspectives Professionnelles Le Master en géographie politique et culturelle conduit à de nombreuses voies, tant en Suisse qu’à l’étranger: Aménagement, développement territorial et gestion de l’environnement Enseignement secondaire Métiers de l’international (agences de l’ONU, ONG, administration de la coopération) Recherche Conditions d’admission Bachelor en géographie avec un parcours ayant privilégié les approches spatiales ou titre jugé équivalent dans une... [-]

Master in Geology

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

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

Best Masters in Geographic Sciences in Switzerland 2018. Master in Geology The Master in Geology is an advanced programme in Earth Sciences that combines basic science and practical applications. It is a joint programme of the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Ecole lémanique des sciences de la Terre - ELSTE), and provides vast academic and practical expertise covering most branches of the Earth sciences. Particular focus is placed on reservoir geology (water, oil), sedimentology, global changes, metalliferous deposits, geochronology and geochemistry, natural dangers and volcanology. Students have access to high-tech methods and laboratories and are involved in field studies on all continents, in cooperation with academic, research and industry partners. http://cms.unige.ch/sciences/terre/education/master_geology.php AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Geochemistry-Alpine Tectonics-Ore Deposits Geological risk Sedimentary, Environmental, and Reservoir Geology Curriculum Required courses and field work (24Credits) Required courses and field work, limited electives (24Credits) Free electives (24Credits) Research and dissertation (24Credits) Mobility Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Geology leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including: Construction of large-scale civil engineering projects Resolution and management of ecological, environmental and land-use problems Natural disaster risk prevention Teaching and scientific research (secondary schools, higher education, museums) Research on and/or exploitation of natural resources... [-]