Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

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Environmental studies cover a wide interdisciplinary area, which investigates how the natural world works and how humans interact with it. Bachelors and Masters in Environmental Studies approach environmental issues such as pollution, global climate change and depletion of natural resources. Environmental sciences try to find sustainable ways to maintain or improve the integrity of the natural environment.

Earth sciences deal with the study of our planet, its material structure, atmosphere and physical characteristics. Specialised fields of the discipline include geology, meteorology, oceanography and even astronomy.

Both environmental studies and earth sciences integrate knowledge of physics and biochemistry to study environmental systems, study the history of earth and its constant changes, and try to find solutions for pressing environmental issues. Sub-disciplines of environmental studies and earth sciences include toxicology, biodiversity and conservation, soil science and environmental management. Environmental studies also incorporate social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental and earth scientists perform experiments and take accurate measurements related to how the earth's characteristics and environmental issues evolve and change. They work on subjects like understanding earth processes, weather changes, natural hazard prediction, alternative energy systems research, natural resource management and more.

Graduates find work in government agencies, non-profit organisations or environmental consulting agencies. Careers in the field range from hydrologist, geographer or seismologist, to environmental compliance inspector, climate change analyst and emergency management specialist.

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Suggested Masters in Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences

M.Sc. European Master in Territorial Development (EUMITD)

The European Master in Territorial Development (EUMITD) from Leibniz Universität Hannover is intended for graduates in relevant academic disciplines (for example, urban and regional planning, environmental planning, geography), who would like to acquire in-depth knowledge in the area of sustainable spatial development. 

Germany
M.Sc. Corporate Environmental Management

Do you want to contribute in making business more sustainable? Are you interested in finding sustainability solutions for businesses and organisations? Do you want to be part of climate change mitigation? The Corporate Environmental Management Master’s Programme (CEM) from University of Jyväskylä enhances understanding and provides expertise on these issues and more.

Finland
M.Sc. Environmental Risk

The goal of Environmental Risk at Roskilde University is to provide an interdisciplinary, international Master’s programme in order to give graduates the necessary scientific background and tools to bring environmental science into the assessment and management of environmental issues.

Denmark
M.Sc. Coastal and Marine Management

The master's program in Coastal and Marine Management offered by the University Centre of the West Fjords in Iceland introduces students to various methods for managing marine and coastal areas, based on economic, social, and environmental considerations.

Iceland