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Masters degrees in Geology study the physical structure of the Earth, both above and below its surface. This can involve exploring ancient rock formations, investigating valuable resources or understanding the causes of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.
Geology is a far more diverse discipline than it might appear. You could investigate the remains of fossilised dinosaurs with a Palaeontology degree, or examine the natural disasters that (probably) caused their extinction with a course in Seismology or Vulcanology. Sadly, a Geology Masters won’t help you build your own Jurassic Park.
Programmes can be taught or research based, with 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.
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The MSc is developed by Royal Holloway at one of the UK's leading centres for Earth Science research. Read more
Our Geotechnical Engineering course covers the practical application of geotechnical engineering to reduce construction risk and optimise the design of geotechnical structures to ensure that they are safe, sustainable and resilient. Read more
If you are a geology graduate, this course will provide you with the essential knowledge, techniques and experience required by the exploration geology sector for employment in the metal, coal or hydrocarbon industries. Read more
A CUSTOMISABLE, IN-DEPTH AND PRACTICAL ANALYSIS OF OUR CHANGING PLANET The MSc in Geology at Aarhus University is a flexible, research-centred programme that encourages students to explore their own interests both in the lab and in the field. Read more
This full time 12 month intensive programme is designed to provide advanced specialised training for earth science graduates, leading to excellent employment opportunities in the extractive industry. Read more
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. Read more
Environmental geology is a growing area of active research as it provides insights into how the environment has evolved over geological time and how this relates to changes happening today. Read more
Our Engineering Geology MSc provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Read more
Many of the major challenges facing our planet, such as climate change, future energy production or living with natural hazards, require a thorough understanding of how the Earth has behaved in the past and how it works today. Read more
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. Read more
Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level? Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course is for you. Read more
The Department of Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield was founded in 1917 and we have a strong research history in fundamental areas such as structures and water.
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We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).