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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 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
This course is an applied structural geology Masters and will provide you with advanced training in the practical application of structural geology, preparing you either for employment in the hydrocarbon or mining industries, or for PhD study. 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
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
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
The MSc in Applied Environmental Geology CKR53 is a full-time multidisciplinary degree running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Read more
Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub-disciplines. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we aim to provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences. 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 Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.
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.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.