MSc in Earth Sciences

General information

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.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Bedrock Geology focuses on courses in magmatic and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, economic geology and geophysics combined with excursions to study the Scandinavian Precambrian bedrock.
  3. Physical Geography/Climatology investigates the interactions between climate, society and terrestrial environments, both natural and urban. Here knowledge of past climate and natural geography is combined with applied studies of how climate affects humans and the environment, now and in the future.
Contact Person: study advisor (servicecenter@gu.se)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0532 - Marine Geology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0542 - Statistics", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources

Venue

Venue: University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

Application

Open from
1 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Cost:

Fees. International students outside EU/EAA that doesn't hold a residence permit in Sweden needs to pay tuition fees in Sweden. Exchange students and EU/EEA residents are exempt from paying fees.


Prerequisites:

Entrance Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences of 180 hec at an accredited (internationally recognized) university including at least 90 credits in a major subject. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

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


Application Procedure:

To apply for this programme please follow the online application system with all the necessary information about the application procedure and required documentation. The application code is GU-61096. 

APPLICATION CODE: GU-61298 
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:

  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 238 000 SEK
  • First payment 59 500 SEK
  • Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION AND TUITION FEES:http://www.universityadmissions.se 

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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