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About Applied Geology
Masters degrees in Applied Geology equip postgraduates with the skills to apply Geological theory and practise to social and commercial needs, such as manufacturing and resource engineering.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Applied Environmental Geology and Applied Geosciences. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Geology or Engineering.
From land use and urban planning, to understanding the human impact on the environment over periods of time, Applied Geology helps us to understand our past to improve the present.
Training is highly varied, and courses may offer you the opportunity to specialise in certain areas. For example, you may focus on gaining insights into past climate change, and solutions to current environmental problems.
On the other hand you might examine plate tectonics, rock formation and deformation in order to improve urban planning strategies or understand natural hazards and disasters.
Practical training may include fieldwork such as geological mapping techniques including GIS (geographical information systems), and lab work such as petrology to examine rocks and drill cores.
Careers may include water resource management, renewable energy, environmental assessment and conservation, or public policy and legislation.
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Our vocationally focused MSc degree in Applied Environmental Geology provides the requisite skills for employment in professional geo-environmental and geotechnical consultancies and government environmental agencies.
Mineral exploration geoscience is concerned with the location of ore and industrial minerals found within the earth. The work of exploration geologists is essential to energy and production industries as it acts as a starting point for extraction.
Geotechnics provides insight into geological engineering design work and highlights complications that can arise from engineering production.
This flexible MSc programme is suitable for individuals who already have an accredited undergraduate civil engineering degree and who are seeking to further their engineering skills and achieve chartered status.
If you are considering a career or enterprise in oil and gas management or its associated supply chain this degree draws from the strengths of both academics at University of Aberdeen and industry professionals in the city who have helped to shape the programmes and modules from their learning and experiences.
This course provides training in geographical information systems (GIS) and in particular their application to a variety of environmental settings.
At the School of GeoSciences, we examine the interactions between the Earth’s geology, atmosphere, oceans and life, as well as considering our own role and impact on our planet.