Masters Programs in Geology

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By pursuing a master’s degree, undergraduates are able to expand their understanding of a subject and apply this understanding to a variety of real-world endeavors. Not only can this lead to an increased sense of personal fulfillment, it can also be a great way to secure a rewarding career in a chosen field. Geology is one such field that students can pursue in order to gain a distinct understanding of the earth itself and how it came to be.

 

What is a Master in Geology? This coursework deals with all things earth, from its physical composition to the evolutionary process. Students will be privy to classes on ecology, chemistry, physics and many other subjects related to geological science. The advanced study of earth can then be applied to numerous areas, including things like engineering and positions within academia.

 

When seeking a Master in Geology, students can choose from a variety of focuses depending on their particular interests and talents. The skills accrued through this coursework can be applied all over the world, which may be important to students looking to make travel a part of their long-term career goals.

 

Because tuition fees can vary from school to school, it's important for all students to be fully aware of the total cost before making any lasting decisions. In this case, it's best to contact a prospective school directly to ensure that it fits within one's budget.

 

As far as careers are concerned, earning a master's degree in geology can open a number of doors for graduates. Students can secure work within the environmental or energy industry, and some may even hold research positions for high-profile learning institutions. Those interested in the earth's past can apply their knowledge to archeological pursuits, while others may choose to take on engineering or civil work.

 

Online coursework offered by top learning facilities can allow students all over the world to acquire the skills they need to secure a rewarding career. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MTech in Metallurgy Engineering (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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

Masters in Geology. At this level a qualifying student will be competent in applying specialised knowledge and research methodology in a metallurgical environment, thus contributing to the research and development needs of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. Qualification outcomes and assessment criteria 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: Engineering: Metallurgy, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Conferment of the degree The MTech: Engineering: Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the dissertation successfully. [-]

MTech in Extraction Metallurgy (Research - based)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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. [-]

Master in Applied Geology

National Central University
Campus Full time 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. [+]

Masters in Geology. 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 [-]

Science Engineer Of The Land And Environment

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 France Beauvais

The fragility of our planet requires the involvement of specialists able to carry out development projects environmentally friendly. Expert in the study of sub-soil, geological engineer is now the essential pivot of all exploration, exploitation and development, both in land area than sailor. [+]

Engineer in Geosciences and Environment Please Note That this program is Entirely taught in FRENCH Strong population growth worldwide requires increased research sources of drinking water, energy resources or mineral but also to optimize their use. The fragility of our planet requires the involvement of specialists able to carry out development projects environmentally friendly. Expert in the study of sub-soil, geological engineer is now the essential pivot of all exploration, exploitation and development, both in land area than sailor. Specialist in natural risks in geotechnics In the midst of Buildings and Public Works (BTP), the engineer must ensure soil stability to prevent the collapse of structures. Its main tasks in civil engineering will then collaborate in the work of recognition, the dimensioning and construction of various structures such as dams, bridges, dams, tunnels, highways ... It is also able to develop the territory to protect resources and prevent the collapse of the land. Specialist hydrogeology as industrial risks This engineer is often assigned to the prevention of industrial risks in connection with the environment. It can also become a professional storage of waste, water management or soil remediation. For example, when industrial uses water in its processes, wastewater is produced. We must then process the order not to pollute the rivers, groundwater, soils. Mineral Resources Specialist Today, the environment we live in is made up of minerals and metals, become vital in the functioning of our society. Thus, geological engineer involved in their exploration and exploitation, mostly in mines and... [-]

Master In Geological Technologies And Sciences

University of Cagliari
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Cagliari

The degree program is structured with a first year in which they are addressed teachings characterize the main scientific areas (SSD) of Geology, by GEO / GEO 01/08. The teachings of the second year round areas of Earth Sciences with the teachings of integrative disciplines which allow to give students a broader view of the scope of ... [+]

Masters in Geology. The Master of Science in Science and Technology Geological lasts two years and confers the academic title of master's degree. For graduation, students must obtain 120 credits. The ordinary period for the conduct of educational activities is established for each AA between 1 October and 30 June. The educational activities each year is divided into two semesters: usually the first starts the first week of October, according to the first week of March. E 'request frequency for each individual teaching of at least 60% of the hours of teaching and 80% of the hours required for laboratory and / or soil. For students engaged in part-time must attend at least for the practical-applicative activities. The signatures of the frequency control is by the individual teacher. The degree program is structured with a first year in which they are addressed teachings characterize the main scientific areas (SSD) of Geology, by GEO / GEO 01/08. The teachings of the second year round areas of Earth Sciences with the teachings of integrative disciplines which allow to give students a broader view of the scope of Earth Sciences. There will be 12 credits of educational activities chosen by the student. In addition, 6 credits are dedicated to training activities to be carried out in public and / or private organizations to acquire and / or improve knowledge about the educational objectives of the degree course. The final exam consists in the presentation, in open court before a Commission, a report drawn... [-]

Master in Geological Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus or Online Full time 2 weeks September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

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

Study Branch Geological Engineering Branch Profile The study in this field is predominantly focused on the education of the engineers in applied geology (hydrology, engineering geology, technical mineralogy and petrography, environmental geochemistry, economy geology, drilling exploration and applied geophysics). Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Key Learning Outcomes Knowledge Theoretical as well as practical parts of the education are targeted at implementing, managing, organizing and assessing of all kinds of geological operations. The core of the study concentrates on the analysis of geological phenomena, assessment of economic and ecological aspects of geological activities, mining and industrial utilizations, application of computer technologies and geoinformatics. Skills Graduates are able to solve individually wide complex of geological and geoscience problems with utilization theory, concepts a methodology concern also problematic of related technical and geoscience fields. General Competencies Graduates are to decide individually in relation to new and varying circumstances, so as take into account wide social consequences. Occupational Profiles of Graduates Master studies is designed first of all for graduates of bachelor studies of geology, mining and geography. The Master's level focuses on gaining a deeper knowledge of applied geology. The basic study is accompanied by a professional profiling enabled by selecting the relevant elective... [-]

Master in Geology and Mining Engineering - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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 Geology. 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, petrography, stratigraphy, palaeontology and... [-]

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. [+]

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 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. [+]

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

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. [+]

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 (ore, water, building materials) or energy resources (oil... [-]

Specialized Graduate Studies In Analysis And Prevention Of Natural Disasters

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters is a geography training to the development of knowledge in geomorphology in environmental management and the risks of natural phenomena generators to recognize, define and spatialize areas and vulnerable infrastructure. [+]

Masters in Geology. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters is a geography training to the development of knowledge in geomorphology in environmental management and the risks of natural phenomena generators to recognize, define and spatialize areas and vulnerable infrastructure. It offers mainly acquired practical field training and harnessing of helpful tools and instrumentation for analysis of hazards and vulnerabilities as well as assessment and risk mapping. Passage Masters Four courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in analysis and prevention of natural disasters are part of the MA in geography. For his mastery, the student will realize the research dissertation of 27 credits and two compulsory courses of 3 credits. It is therefore possible for a student to start his journey to the Master and continue to master. To complete his Masters, he must: have a minimum GPA of 3.2 to 4.3; meet the admission requirements of the Master; file a new application. What is geography? Geography integrates the natural sciences and the humanities. It aims to understand how natural environments influence human activities, but also how societies adapt, use and modify these settings. Environmental issues are therefore at the heart of the field of study of geography. This discipline is also interested in all aspects of integrated management of territories and their resources. For this, it uses methods and efficient tools for the collection, processing and analysis of geographic information (GIS, remote sensing, photo interpretation, field campaigns, etc.). At UQAR, human geography and physical... [-]

MA In Geography

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. [+]

The MA in geography aims to understand the relationship the company has with space. The program aims to train researchers and specialists in geography entitled: analyzing the natural space that the geomorphology, hydrology, biogeography and climatology contribute to its understanding; using traditional methods and techniques and advanced on systematic and automated processing of geographic information (GIS and remote sensing); to advise and plan the layout and organization of the territory. Program Structure On flexibility, the MA in geography has a tuition of 18 credits composed of three compulsory courses including a reading seminar and three elective courses, two of which can be chosen from courses offered in another graduate program UQAR or other academic institution. The program allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in a specialty area of ​​geography. The MA in geography also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research topics Geomorphology and geography of coastal areas Quantification and modeling of coastal hazards (coastal erosion processes, flooding, landslides) Reconstruction and projection of rising sea levels and analysis of its effects on coastal areas Program of measurements and modeling of coastal ice cover, water levels and waves and analysis of their effects on the evolution of coastlines the vulnerability study of communities and coastal infrastructure to hazards in a changing climate Analysis of adaptation options for coastal communities to coastal risks Development of tools to increase the resilience of coastal communities in a context of integrated coastal zone management... [-]

MSc - Geology

Tomsk Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Tomsk

The area of ​​professional activity Master of the direction 05.04.01 "Geology" includes the study of the structure and composition of the Earth, the Earth's crust, the lithosphere, prospecting and exploration of mineral resources, the study of crystals ... [+]

The area of ​​professional activity Master of the direction 05.04.01 "Geology" includes the study of the structure and composition of the Earth, the Earth's crust, the lithosphere, prospecting and exploration of mineral resources, the study of crystals, minerals, rocks, groundwater, geological processes, the solution of geological, geophysical, , geochemical, hydrogeological, geotechnical, oil and gas and environmental geological problems.

Profiles of training "Geology of strategic metals' "Oil and gas geology

Competitive advantages

Master of the direction of "Geology" is able to:

search and selection of the most cost-effective extraction technologies, opening schemes ore on deposits; create models for assessing the reliability of field inventories and conditional selection parameters; collect, analyze and summarize geological, geochemical, geophysical, radiometric and other data; improve the existing and develop new methods of research of ores, geological exploration, geological and economic evaluation of deposits; counting stocks of raw materials and related components. Learning Outcomes ... [-]