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 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 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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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 2017
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 16,600 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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Applied Marine Geoscience M.Sc. Applied Marine Geoscience
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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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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Marine Biology M.Sc. Marine Biology
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

This MSc in Marine Biology from Bangor University 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 advanced training in marine biology with a strong emphasis on practical training.

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Earth Science M.Sc. Earth Science
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 30,847
  • 24 months

The Master Programme in Earth Sciences from Uppsala University will enable you to learn about the interdependency of Earth Systems and gain advanced skills in specific areas within Earth Sciences. Explore climate change from the perspectives of Earth processes occurring in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Find a balance between using and preserving Earth’s resources and reducing the environmental impact for a healthy sustainable future.

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Marine Environmental Protection M.Sc. Marine Environmental Protection
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 6,611 per year
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • 12 months

This MSc in Marine Environmental Protection from Bangor University 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.

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Maritime Archaeology MA/MSc Master Maritime Archaeology MA/MSc
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Geo-information Science and Earth Observation M.Sc. Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Maritime Management M.Sc. Maritime Management
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 14,800 per year
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

There is a growing need for competent and educated leaders, both onboard ships and in onshore organisations. With the Master’s programme in Maritime Management both students without industry experience as well as officers and shore-based personnel will get the opportunity to further train themselves to get an important role as future leaders.The Maritime Management programme is offered by Chalmers University of Technology.

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