Masters in Earth Sciences

Earth sciences has many practical applications for our planet and the surrounding ones. The field of study has a broad view on the environment and focuses on location and development of energy and mineral resources, methods to protect the planet and the protection of communities from environmental events. Many Bachelor’s degrees in earth sciences focus on knowledge of the consequences of human – environment interaction.

Earth sciences degrees are also known as geoscience, including many sub-disciplines: atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, hydrology, oceanography, geodesy, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, glaciology, volcanology, astronomy, etc. With a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences, students can specialize and research one of the world’s most spoken about academic subjects.

Earth sciences graduates can work in many areas, especially geology, environmental science, environmental consultancy firms or governmental institutions. Some of the most popular career options include engineering geologist, geoscientist, environmental consultant or minerals surveyor.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Earth and Environment M.Sc. Earth and Environment
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 16,600 per year
  • 24 months

The Wageningen University Master Earth & Environment was born from the necessity of helping the next generations of scientists find solutions for the issues confronting the way we look after our planet, now and in the future.

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Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management M.Sc. Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 12,000 per year
  • 24 months

The increasing demand for raw materials, their price volatility, the production concentration and the market distortions imposed by some countries, confront Europe and other world regions with a number of challenges along the entire value chain. To tackle this supply risk challenge and to deal with environmental problems arising from too large emissions of waste (such as CO2), technological innovation is required with respect to exploration of new resources and sustainable primary mining, sustainable use of resources in specific products and production processes (e.g. substitution of critical metals in materials), prevention of waste generation, valorisation of secondary (alternative) resources and recovery/recycling of resources from end-of-life products.

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Hydrology and Water Quality M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Quality
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 14,300 per year
  • 24 months

Students of the Master of Science programme Hydrology and Water Quality are studying the occurrence of water, the water flow, water management and water quality, including the aquatic ecology. In relation to agriculture, nature and environment.

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Structural Geology with Geophysics M.Sc. Structural Geology with Geophysics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,250 per year
  • International £ 22,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Structural Geology with Geophysics programme at University of Leeds is the only applied structural geology Masters in the UK. It provides advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries or for postgraduate study (PhD).

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Geoscience M.Sc. Geoscience
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,800 per year
  • International £ 18,300 per year
  • 48 months

The Geoscience programme from the Royal Holloway University of London brings together perspectives from a range of sciences to understand how our Earth works. Using a combination of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, this course will give you a holistic appreciation to the complex systems that provide the only known home of life in its many forms.

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Geological Sciences M.Sc. Geological Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 17,036 per year
  • International $ 25,700 per year
  • 24 months

The Geological Sciences program is offered by the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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International Year One - Earth Science Pre-Bachelor International Year One - Earth Science
  • Any time
  • International $ 12,875 per semester
  • 6 months

International Year One - Earth Science is offered by The International Study Center at James Madison University which will give you the tools and knowledge necessary to start you successful degree and career.

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Maritime Archaeology MA/MSc Master Maritime Archaeology MA/MSc
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 16,990 per year
  • 12 months

This Maritime Archaeology MA/MSc programme from the University of Southampton aims to provide graduates in archaeology or closely related disciplines with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of applying archaeology in seas, rivers, lakes and intertidal environments.

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Marine Physics Master Marine Physics
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 462 per year
  • 24 months

The sciences of the universe as well as engineering science, are based upon common foundation of physics, mechanics, and applied mathematics. The 3 research specialities of the Masters in PM offer an intensive programme in Marine Physics with applications in both geosciences (including the Earth, Ocean and Atmosphere), and applied sciences (naval hydrodynamics).

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