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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Applied Marine Geoscience M.Sc. Applied Marine Geoscience
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 15,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Applied Marine Geoscience course from Bangor University provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment.

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Physical Oceanography M.Sc. Physical Oceanography
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Physical Oceanography Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Motions on all scales are interacting in the oceans, from circulation systems on global to turbulence on small scales. Physical oceanography is based on theory and methods from classical mechanics and thermodynamics which are applied to describe, analyze and understand processes and circulation in the ocean.

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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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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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Earth Sciences M.Sc. Earth Sciences
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 29,037
  • 24 months

The Earth Sciences Master's programme is offered at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Against the background of global change, modern society has an increasing need of citizen competence in Earth sciences. The accessibility of Earth science information is greater today, resulting in new areas of application and new methods to manage geo-resources on a local and global basis.

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Geological Sciences M.Sc. Geological Sciences
  • Jan 2017
  • Jun 2017
  • 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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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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Maritime Civilizations M.A. Maritime Civilizations
  • Oct 2016
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist.

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Geo-information Science and Earth Observation M.Sc. Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 20,400 per year
  • International € 20,400 per year
  • 18 months

The 18-month master’s in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from University of Twente (UT) is an internationally oriented programme and is taught entirely in English.

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Soil Science M.Sc. Soil Science
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 14,300 per year
  • 24 months

This specialisation allows you to explore the spatial and temporal processes that are active in soils, landscapes and the wider earth system. It uses an integrative approach that combines biophysical and human elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics. Understanding of soil patterns and landscape dynamics is needed to contribute to the development of alternative land use types that are sustainable and which preserve soil quality. At the same large scale, you develop a deeper understanding of land-atmosphere interactions, the impact of climate change on water and soil resources, adaptation strategies on climate change, and the role of society on these processes.

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