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Master's Programme in Earth Sciences, 120 hec

Against the background 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 Master's 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.

Career areas

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.

Content

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.

More information

http://www.science.gu.se/eng...

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

Bachelor?s degree in Earth Sciences of 180 hec at an accredited (internationally recognized) university including at least 90 hec in a major subject. To provide the requirement in English by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, the English proficiency should be equivalent to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Master's Programme in Earth Sciences, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2014 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61296
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2014-01-15
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 265 200 SEK
First payment 66 300 SEK
Application and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Application deadlines for the autumn semester

15 January

  • The admission round that opens 1 December and closes 15 January, is open and recommended for all international students.

15 april

  • Some programmes are available in the admission round that opens 15 March and closes 15 April. This admission round is only open for students that are not in need of a resident permit before they come to Sweden (mainly EU/EEA citizents).

How to apply

Study Guidance

Do you have any questions regarding this programme? Please contact our study advisors

For Swedish students

Information about this programme in Swedish.

Tuition fees and scholarships

More information about our tuition fees.

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