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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 Master’s degree in Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources has the main goal of educating professionals and researchers capable of approaching in a multi-disciplinary manner the theory and applications of physical methodologies for the exploration and characterization of the subsoil. Read more
The taught M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences, as the first of its kind in Ireland, has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds from Ireland and abroad. Read more
Combine data, technology and science to find new solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. The MSc Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills to use and analyse Earth observation data in conjunction with geographical information science. Read more
What are the causes of the various large scale global environmental issues like climate change? Can we identify options to solve these issues? Are options different in different countries? The global challenges with respect to environment and sustainability are huge and can only be addressed in an interdisciplinary approach. Read more
The Faculty of Engineering and Science offers advanced research training opportunities across a broad range of subject areas, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, environmental and sports sciences. Read more
Your career in a lower carbon future starts here. The MSc GeoEnergy enables you to pursue a geosciences-related career in the rapidly evolving energy sector, as it transitions from fossil fuels to a low carbon future. Read more
How do we achieve energy security, energy justice and environmental sustainability, across different places and people? This question we all face is the ‘energy trilemma’. 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
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