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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 Studies

  • Master in Earth Science

    This MSc course explores current aspects of Earth science, investigating how the Earths lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are dependent upon each other, interacting across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and gain skills that allow you to update your knowledge of Earth science.

  • Master in Human Geography (Geography)

    Human Geography offers the chance to study advanced topics in fields such as economic, political and social geography, whilst giving students the flexibility to work with the specific questions which interest them most in this broad field.

  • Master in Marine Environmental Protection

    This MSc in Marine Environmental Protection is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring and quantifying marine resources and the effects of conflicting usage upon them. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to develop policy and make decisions on marine resource exploitation and protection around the world.

  • Master in Applied Marine Geoscience

    This MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and assessed by coursework and examinations. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to decide how best to design and execute marine surveys, be they geophysical, sedimentological or geological, for the required purpose.

  • 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 Integrated Climate System Sciences

    The M.Sc. ICSS program offers courses in all fields of climate system sciences. At present, the program allows the specialization in one of following three tracks: › physics of the climate system; › biogeochemistry of the climate system; › climate related economics and social sciences. All courses are held in English. Class size is limited to 20 students. Our research oriented study program has been accredited by ASIIN in 2010. Professional perspectives Become a climate expert! After graduation our students successfully work as researchers in the fields of natural, social and economic sciences, consultants in the public service and private business sectors, and in non-governmental organizations, or pursue a PhD.

  • Master in Sciences Spatiales

    Space is often regarded as a final frontier of human exploration. If you are interested in science topics related to space, if you want to be actively involved in space missions, this master constitutes the ideal portal ! This Master programme constitutes a well-balanced training between fundamental scientific questions related to astrophysics and planetology, and technological aspects in relation with modern space-borne and ground-based facilities dedicated to space sciences. This programme is unique in French-speaking Belgium.

  • Master in Environmental Sciences

    This is a one year, full-time postgraduate qualification that will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The key concept of the course is to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues.

  • Master in Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology

    The aim of the Master of Science Program ESPACE (Earth oriented space science and technology) is to educate future satellite application engineers. Students in the program gain fundamental knowledge in space engineering and specialize in satellite applications related to navigation, remote sensing and Earth system science. This combination of disciplines distinguishes ESPACE from other Master´s programs in related fields.

  • Master in Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies

    Students admitted to the Master's degree programme in atmospheric sciences and biogeochemical cycles at the Faculty of Science pursue a Master of Science degree which consists of 120 ECTS-compatible credits. The target schedule for completing this degree is two years. The language of the degree programme is English.

  • Master in Geospatial Technologies (Erasmus Mundus)

    This Masters Program has been selected by the Erasmus Mundus Program of the European Commission (2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123) as one of the most excellent Masters Programs in Europe.

  • Master in Earth Sciences

    In this time of global change, modern society has an increasing need of citizen competence in Earth sciences.



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