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Masters in Earth Sciences

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Earth Science deals with study of the Earth and its neighbors in space. Earth sciences look-into the aspects such as Earth atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and general issues. The study field is also known as geoscience and includes multi-disciplines: atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, hydrology, oceanography, geodesy, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, glaciology, volcanology, petrology, geomagnetism, sedimentology, soil science, geo-statistics, hydrogeology, astronomy and etc. Graduates can work in many areas, especially geology, environmental science, environmental consultancy firms or governmental institutions.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Coastal and Marine Management

    Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary master´s program that prepares students to engage with one of the most compelling and important subjects today: natural resource management and utilization.

  • Master in Marine Resources Biotechnology

    The Master Program in Marine Resources Biotechnology main purpose is to form professionals with scientific, technical and human capabilities that allow the development of applied research or management activities in the area of marine resources biotechnology.

  • Master in Agronomy

    Agronomy is the application of plant and soil science to crop production and includes the study of plant breeding, genetics, biotechnology, molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, weed control and crop management. Designed with maximum flexibility for today's working professionals you're able to, complete coursework in areas that are specific to your career needs and interests.

  • Master in Geodetic Science

    The M.S. program in Geodetic Science traditionally has focused on the thesis-based M.S. degree; however, there is also an approved Non-Thesis Option (Plan B). The Non-Thesis Option is intended for geodetic scientists in government or industry who do not plan to continue for a Ph.D., and therefore do not require significant preparation in independent research, but whose career paths will benefit from additional educational and practical experience.

  • Master in Geological Sciences

    UMD Geological Sciences offers programs leading to the M.S or Ph.D. within the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Faculty and students have a close working relationship. Programs are tailored to the area of the student's specialization, in consultation with a faculty advisor. We strive for research that balances field, laboratory, and theoretical studies. Although most candidates for advanced degrees will have completed a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, or related fields, students in other fields of natural science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have at least one year each of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Field camp and/or undergraduate research experience is recommended.

  • Master in Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics

    The removal of earth containing mineralized ores causes stress in the rock and hence stability of the mine itself is continually changing. These changes can be rapid and difficult to detect. Geomechanics is the science dealing with the design of structures in rock. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be better prepared to understand complex issues in rock mass behaviors. Rock Mechanics.

  • Master in Entomology

    This program provides a general background in entomology by emphasizing course work in a variety of areas, including forensic entomology, medical entomology, natural history, insects in education, insect pest management, insect ecology, insect toxicology, insect physiology and biochemistry, urban pest management, biological control and plant resistance.

  • Master in Advanced Horticulture

    The Advanced Horticulture graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program designed for Extension agents involved in horticulture-related programs; K-12 science teachers; golf course superintendents; municipal parks' employees; landscape maintenance practitioners; nursery, greenhouse, and garden center professionals; and serious horticultural enthusiasts, such as Master Gardeners.

  • Master in Applied Science

    A practitioner degree that addresses the advanced educational needs of working life science professionals. There are no prescribed areas of study within the Masters of Applied Sciences, therefore you're able to individualize your particular curriculum program to best meet your own career objectives.

  • Master in Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

    The course focuses on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Information Science (GIScience) with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences. It provides a source of highly qualified and motivated students for employers in the GIS/GIScience sector, for whom such skills are in high demand.

  • Master in Environmental Sciences

    Are you up to the challenge of finding innovative methods and sustainable solutions to the threats facing the environment? The Environmental Sciences Master programme at Wageningen University has its roots in the natural, technological and social sciences. Students will gain insight into the socio-economic causes and the characteristics of pollution and degradation of the natural environment, including the effects on human beings, the atmosphere, ecosystems and other organisms.

  • Master in Climate Studies

    The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how will it change and how will we adapt to these changes? Adaption and mitigation to global warming, the greenhouse effect and climate change all form the basis of the Master Climate Studies programme at Wageningen University. Students will gain a broad overview of climate change during this two-year programme.



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