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About Earth Science
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.
This qualification explores some of contemporary science's most pressing issues and develops a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study.
The MSc in Applied Earth System Science is designed to equip the next generation of Earth and Environmental Science graduates and professionals with the multidisciplinary skills needed to tackle complex global issues associated with climate change and societal challenges.
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.
From the spectacular igneous geology of the Lake District World Heritage Site and Northumberland National Park to the Yorkshire Jurassic ‘Dinosaur Coast’ and the mineral wealth of the Pennines, the North has an incredible geological history spanning almost 500 million years.
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.
Our postgraduate programmes at Moray House School of Education span a vast range of disciplines, combining high-quality teaching with leading research in a global, stimulating and supportive environment. Our programmes will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to enhance your career or to pursue further study.