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Masters degrees in Geophysics offer advanced study of the physical structure and dynamics of the Earth using quantitative methods.
Related subjects include Exploration Geophysics, and Petroleum Geophysics. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Geography, Geology or Environmental Science.
Courses in Physical Geology offer a broad understanding of Earth’s shape, composition and surface expressions. From gravitational and magnetic fields, through to plate tectonics and rock formation, you can explore a range of physical, chemical, biological and biochemical processes on Earth.
It is possible on some courses to specialise in areas such as Meteorology, Volcanology and Hydrogeology. Within these you might explore topics such as the generation of magmas, the movement of glaciers and the impact of extra-terrestrial objects colliding with the Earth’s surface.
Geophysics has a range of industrial and humanitarian applications, including the excavation of minerals and resources such as fuel, environmental and archaeological assessment, engineering and site investigation.
Careers are therefore highly varied, and may include regulation and policy-making across areas such as the environment, sustainable development and urban planning.
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FROM LAB TO FIELD – A CRITICAL, COLLABORATIVE AND HANDS-ON EXPLORATION OF THE EARTH. The MSc in Geophysics at Aarhus University provides a compelling learning experience, integrating skills in physics and mathematics with proper geoscience.
This is the only applied structural geology Masters in the UK. It provides 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.
This is a programme designed for graduates in the physical or environmental sciences, mathematics or engineering. This is the course page for MRes Marine Geology and Geophysics at the University of Southampton.
Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biota.
The Applied Petroleum Geoscience programme is a unique programme in subsurface geoscience and exploration at Heriot-Watt University.
The MSc in Reservoir Evaluation and Management (REM) teaches students how to be successful subsurface geoscientists and engineers, able to build models that can provide good predictions of hydrocarbon reservoir behaviour.
Birkbeck’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences shares resources, facilities and expertise with UCL’s Department of Earth Sciences, thus offering you access to a unique, world-class research environment.
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.
The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is renowned for its teaching, global research and engagement with industry and government.