MSc Subsurface Characterisation & Geomodelling

University College Dublin    UCD School of Earth Sciences

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year
Environmental Sciences (13) Geography (17) Geology (18)

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The MSc Subsurface Characterisation & Geomodelling programme at UCD is a unique and forward-looking course designed to equip you with the skills needed for a successful career in applied geology. Taught by experts from various geoscience disciplines, the programme focuses on data interpretation, analysis, and computer modelling of the deeper and shallow subsurface using real-world data and industry-leading software. With a strong emphasis on practical experience, field visits, and a three-month research project, you'll develop the expertise required in industries such as mineral resources, energy, geotechnical services, and waste management. Check the entry requirements on the UCD website for more details.

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Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This unique and forward-looking MSc is designed to provide you with a solid grounding in key modern principles and methods required for a career in applied geology in our changing world.

The course is taught by experts from diverse geoscience disciplines, including pure and applied geology, geophysics, geomodelling and computational geoscience, with experience of the minerals and geoenergy sectors. It focuses on generic aspects of data interpretation, analysis and computer modelling of the deeper and shallow subsurface using real-world data and leading industry software (e.g., Petrel, Leapfrog, ArcGIS Pro).

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Entry Requirements

An honours undergraduate degree at 2.1 or higher (or the International equivalent ) in the broad Earth Science/Geoscience area is required. Consideration will be given to applicants with similar qualifications in cognate areas (e.g. Geophysics or Physical Geography) and to those with significant and relevant work experience but who do not meet this criteria.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

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