Masters Programs in Geoscience

Compare 12 Masters Programs in Geoscience

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If you are looking for a top-notch masters degree program in geology and at the same time be interested in practical applications on the environmental field, then a masters program in Geoscience might be the appropriate program for you.

A masters program in Geoscience is not just a masters in geology degree. It combines both expertise in theoretical areas of geology and technical expertise in geochemistry, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and geophysics. This program prepares a student to tackle a wide range of both practical and pressing environmental problems, in the field where you can make a real and practical difference.

A masters program in Geoscience is applicable in places where the following environmental challenges occur: Soil and water contamination; Waste disposal; Human-induced natural disasters like landslides and floods; and the need for extraction methods for environmentally safe energy.

A student of the program can focus on any of the above fields in geoscience that interests them the most. Some of the available areas for specialization include: hydrogeology, engineering geology, and environmental geology. The program is offered either full-time or part-time. The masters degree in Geoscience program provides academic foundation for licensure as a professional Geologist.

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Master in Environmental Geosciences

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Environmental Geosciences graduates will gain the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of Earth sciences, specifically in the field of geology, environmental geochemistry (e.g., environmental contamination), environmental hydrogeology and paleoecology (e.g., global climate development). [+]

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

Official Master - Remote Sensing And Geographic Information Systems

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

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

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

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

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

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

Masters in Geoscience. 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... [-]

Master in Geotechnics

Technical University of Ostrava
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Czech Republic Ostrava

Field of master study of Geotechnics takes one and half years. It takes the Geotechnics bachelor degree up. The knowledge acquired in the bachelor course of geotechnics is further developed in two trends. [+]

Branch Profile Field of master study of Geotechnics takes one and half years. It takes the Geotechnics bachelor degree up. The knowledge acquired in the bachelor course of geotechnics is further developed in two trends. First it intensifies more the fundaments adopted before to achieve an advanced level in them. Secondly it concerts fundaments to see the geotechnical engineering in its complexity and also optionally it proceeds some geotechnical affaires that can became the graduate future employment after finishing study. The master study terminates with a thesis defense on a geotechnical topic and with a comprehensive examination in tree geotechnical matters. The acquired knowledge is sufficient to take up a professional work on upper lever in the geotechnical practice. The master study constitutes a takeoff for a successful live long individual professional perfection. The best graduates can continue on Doctor study. Key Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE Graduate has a broad knowledge not only of the basic geotechnical disciplines, but also from a number of specialized disciplines that reflect the contemporary state of knowledge in the field and is enable to solve complex geotechnical problems. Graduates demonstrate a broad knowledge of theories and methods of the field, but is able to effectively implement activities and findings of other related disciplines.   SKILLS Based on the knowledge of the field of study the graduate is ready to a comprehensive solution of the theoretical and practical problems with using the latest knowledge in the field. It is able to apply advanced methods and new practices... [-]

Master in Geophysics

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. P [+]

Masters in Geoscience. The main research of the graduate program of the department include seismology, geophysical prospection, marine geophysics, seismotectonic, geology, and geodesy. Fully integrated seismology program including theoretical, observational and computational seismology is active pursuit. Programs in seismic and geophysical (electrical, magnetic, gravity) prospecting, MT sounding, well logging, and geology are performed through international and interdisciplinary cooperation to solve practical problems. Each research group is equipped with the state-of-the-art instruments and computing facilities, including those used in field works. Internationally well-known, the department is evolving toward a more advanced, integrated tomorrow in frontier research in Earth Sciences. 
 Fundamental Courses Theoretical geophysics Communication Theory Ⅰ Source Mechanics Advanced Structural Geology Advanced Seismology I Basin Analysis Professional Courses Seismic Data Processing Sequence Stratigraphy Advanced Seismic Exploration Engineering Earthquake Case Analysis Natural Resource Unconventional Resources Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 24 credits (including 4 credits of Seminar & 4 semesters of Colloquium) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Elective Courses(pass at least one course in each of the four major fields –Geology, Geophysics, Geophysical Prospecting, and Mathematics and Computation) Publish at least one conference abstract or paper. Pass an oral defense of thesis." Research Facilities & Lab Strong Ground Motion Research Group Subducting Slab Research Group Reflection Seismic Research Group Electromagnetic Exploration Research Group Computational Geophysical Research Group Gravity and Magnetism laboratory Research Group Admission Documents Autobiography Study Plan Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Related Academic... [-]

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 Geoinformatics

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

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

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

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 Geopolitical Studies (GPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Geoscience. 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... [-]

Master in Geoecology

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

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

Master's Programme in Geoecology

 

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

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


Master degree in Geosciences

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

Masters in Geoscience. 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... [-]

Master in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 10 more

The course aim is to prepare its participants for professional work as hydrogeologists, water resources or environmental experts, in research, consulting or administration in the public or private sector. It qualifies professionals for the groundwater resources and environmental technology sector. [+]

Master in Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience (M.Sc.)

 

International Master programme held in English: The course aim is to prepare its participants for professional work as hydrogeologists, water resources or environmental experts, in research, consulting or administration in the public or private sector. It qualifies professionals for the groundwater resources and environmental technology sector.The international Master Programme “Hydrogeology and Environmental Geoscience (HEG)“ at the University of Göttingen conveys modern know-how in the fields of integrated water resources management, contaminant transport in the subsurface and groundwater in fractured systems. Special attention is given to practical and quantitative approaches: e.g. saltwater intrusion; usage of alternative water resources (artificial recharge); environmental monitoring and remediation; water pollution control; contaminant treatment technologies; systems, surface and groundwater modelling. Emphasis is placed on water scarcity problems in semi-arid regions and developing countries.The tuition programme is presented by an international experienced and interdisciplinary team of lecturers from universities, private companies, research institutes and governmental institutions. Tuition includes lectures, field/laboratory work and case studies.... [-]