In this time of global change, modern society has an increasing need of citizen competence in Earth sciences. The accessibility of Earth science information is greater today, resulting in new areas of application and new methods to manage geo-resources on a local and global basis.
The courses in the Earth science Masters programme provide depth and diverse possibilities for subject specialisation. The courses also give you extensive experience with new analytical methods and the ability to evaluate and present complex issues within the Earth sciences.
This educational programme gives you the tools required for working with advanced Earth science applications within government and industry, as well as preparing you for a possible continuation of your academic career. Examples of working areas are at national and international companies, governmental agencies, institutes and other organisations dealing with natural resource and environmental management, for instance consultants and companies within the energy, insurance and construction sectors.
The programme consists of three profile areas, which intent to give you a clearly defined specialisation in the orientation of your choice. The education is connected to current research and to different practical applications.
Environmental and Applied Geology has three goals, to explain and illustrate why different geological materials have specific characteristics, why there are systematic trends in the physical environment, and how this knowledge can be applied in society.
Bedrock Geology focuses on courses in magmatic and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, economic geology and geophysics combined with excursions to study the Scandinavian Precambrian bedrock.
Marine Geology deals with the sea floor environments and the sediment that provides an archive of environmental development. This archive is utilised in environmental analyses and for climatic studies and reconstructions of former marine environments. This background is useful for work with questions regarding the environment, resource use and management and water and soil contamination.
Bachelors degree in Earth Sciences of 180 hec at an accredited (internationally recognized) university including at least 90 hec in a major subject. Applicants must prove knowledge in English by one of the following: IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or TOEFL 575 p, TWE score 4.5. This requirement does not apply to students with a Bachelors degree from an English speaking university or to students having passed English level B at Swedish/Nordic Upper Secondary School.
Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.
Autumn 2013, full time (100 %)
There is one intake per year and the semester starts in September.
Application fee: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Tuition fee: Full programme cost 260 000 SEK. First payment 65 000 SEK. Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply: www.universityadmissions.se
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11298
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2013-04-15
APPLICATION FEE: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Comments: This admission round is only open for students that don't need to apply for a residence permit/visa (mainly EU/EEA citizens) before they come to Sweden.
Full programme cost 260 000 SEK
First payment 65 000 SEK
Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Application: Late application
FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY: https://www.antagning.se/
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Information about this programme in Swedish.
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