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Masters degrees in Earth Science undertake advanced study of the Earth as a unified system, including explorations of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science.
Earth Science is interdisciplinary in approach - combining theories from fields such as Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Anthropology - to offer a holistic understanding of the Earth’s dynamics.
Training typically covers investigation of the Earth’s physical structure and biological and chemical processes, to build a quantitative understanding of how the Earth works and evolves. This might be achieved through geomatics such as techniques in GIS (geographic information systems), bathymetry, and geovisualisation techniques such as topography.
Traditional careers include roles in environmental monitoring and protection. These may range from implementing policy for pollutant control, to ensuring habitat conservation on behalf of regulatory bodies. It may also include managing natural disasters on behalf of local government, or consulting on land use strategy and development.
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The importance of science in understanding disaster risks and the need for science-based strategies at local, national and international levels in the private, public, and third sectors are now widely recognised. Read more
The MSc in Geochemistry is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Geochemistry is a fundamental discipline within the Earth Sciences, providing the techniques and knowledge to address such fundamental questions as: . Read more
The programme aims to deepen the knowledge, insight and skills for hydraulic engineering (part of civil engineering), hydroinformatics (a technology discipline) and hydrology (an earth system science).. Read more
Planetary Science is an exciting area of study, as new data returning from current planetary probes and rovers expands and deepens our understanding of the geology of other planets. Read more
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