Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 14,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

In this time 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.

The courses in the Earth science Masters programme provide depth and diverse possibilities for subject specialisation. The courses also give you extensive experience with new analytical methods and the ability to evaluate and present complex issues within the Earth sciences.

Career areas

This educational programme gives you the tools required for working with advanced Earth science applications within government and industry, as well as preparing you for a possible continuation of your academic career.

Examples of working areas are at national and international companies, governmental agencies, institutes and other organisations dealing with natural resource and environmental management, for instance consultants and companies within the energy, insurance and construction sectors.

Contents

The programme consists of three profile areas, which intent to give you a clearly defined specialisation in the orientation of your choice. The education is connected to current research and to different practical applications.
Environmental and Applied Geology has three goals, to explain and illustrate why different geological materials have specific characteristics, why there are systematic trends in the physical environment, and how this knowledge can be applied in society.

Bedrock Geology focuses on courses in magmatic and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, economic geology and geophysics combined with excursions to study the Scandinavian Precambrian bedrock.

Marine Geology deals with the sea floor environments and the sediment that provides an archive of environmental development. This archive is utilised in environmental analyses and for climatic studies and reconstructions of former marine environments. This background is useful for work with questions regarding the environment, resource use and management and water and soil contamination.

Requirements

Bachelors degree in Earth Sciences of 180 hec at an accredited (internationally recognized) university including at least 90 hec in a major subject. Applicants must prove knowledge in English by one of the following: IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or TOEFL 575 p, TWE score 4.5.

This requirement does not apply to students with a Bachelors degree from an English speaking university or to students having passed English level B at Swedish/Nordic Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575

Funding

A chance to fund your studies

The University of Gothenburg is convinced that education and research flourish in an international environment. A mixture of students from different cultures enriches the learning environment and the University believes that motivated students should have a chance to study here, even if they dont have the means to cover all costs.

There are a number of opportunities to get a scholarship if you apply to the University of Gothenburg. If you are obliged to pay tuition fees in Sweden, you can apply for our scholarship that cover from half, to all of your tuition fees for the entire study programme.

There are also scholarship programmes available at bachelor's, master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels, which are administered by the Swedish Institute. The scholarship programmes target highly qualified students from certain countries.

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