Masters Degrees in Geology focus on understanding the physical structure of the Earth, both above and below its surface. This can involve unlocking the secrets of ancient rock formations, investigating the properties of valuable minerable resources or understanding the tectonic processes that cause earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
Programs can be taught or research based, with a range of MSc, MRes and MPhil courses available.
As well as associated academic research careers, a Masters in Geology can lead to a range of professional and commercial jobs. Your specialist skills and knowledge will make you an attractive candidate for positions in the oil and gas mining industries, or in organisations researching the effects of mineral resource exploitation and alternative methods of extraction.
Geology postgraduates can also end up working for disaster relief and prevention charities, or even consulting on legal and insurance cases involving natural hazards.
Approximately 71% of people with a Masters in Geology are known to be in full-time employment six months after graduation, whilst 12% are in further study. The remainder are involved in part-time employment, voluntary activities or other pursuits.
Popular careers with a Masters in Geology include:
Popular specialisms for Masters Degrees in Geology include: