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Earth sciences has many practical applications for our planet and the surrounding ones. The field of study has a broad view on the environment and focuses on location and development of energy and mineral resources, methods to protect the planet and the protection of communities from environmental events. Many Bachelor’s degrees in earth sciences focus on knowledge of the consequences of human – environment interaction.

Earth sciences degrees are also known as geoscience, including many sub-disciplines: atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, hydrology, oceanography, geodesy, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, glaciology, volcanology, astronomy, etc. With a Master’s degree in Earth Sciences, students can specialize and research one of the world’s most spoken about academic subjects.

Earth sciences graduates can work in many areas, especially geology, environmental science, environmental consultancy firms or governmental institutions. Some of the most popular career options include engineering geologist, geoscientist, environmental consultant or minerals surveyor.

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Suggested Masters in Earth Sciences

M.Sc. Applied Meteorology and Climatology

The Applied Meteorology and Climatology programme offered at the University of Birmingham provides comprehensive training in understanding, modelling and prediction of atmospheric processes; as well as the collection, management, supply and application of atmospheric data for the needs of a variety of public and private sectors.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Coastal and Marine Resource Management

On this Coastal and Marine Resource Management course at University of Portsmouth you will investigate solutions for conserving our coastal zones, oceans through the development of a coordinated strategy to distribute environmental, and institutional resources. It is a dynamic process and you will possess a genuine desire to ensure the long-term sustainability of the world’s coast lines.

United Kingdom

Top Ranked Universities in Earth Sciences on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Earth Sciences QS Rankings (2018) Earth & Marine Sciences Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Geosciences
Zürich, Switzerland 1 1 3
Berkeley, United States 2 3 6
Boulder, United States 3 25 2
Pasadena, United States 4 7 1
New York City, United States 5 9 4
Cambridge, United Kingdom 6 6 16
Stanford, United States 7 8 27
Seattle, United States 8 10 5
Cambridge, United States 9 5 9
Cambridge, United States 10 2 7
San Diego, United States 11 12 13
Oxford, United Kingdom 12 3 11
Austin, United States 13 22 32
Ann Arbor, United States 14 51 40
Providence, United States 15 51 90
Tucson, United States 16 28 29
Honolulu, United States 17 51 54
Paris, France 18 51 14
Urbana, United States 19 101 85
Baltimore, United States 20 51 130
Santa Barbara, United States 21 40 39
Reading, United Kingdom 22 - 29
Bristol, United Kingdom 23 18 15
Los Angeles, United States 24 101 83
Tokyo, Japan 25 15 24
Santa Cruz, United States 26 51 53
Paris, France 27 101 78
Utrecht, Netherlands 28 17 10
Copenhagen, Denmark 29 43 56
Ithaca, United States 30 51 74
Houston, United States 31 101 147
Grenoble, France 32 51 27
New Haven, United States 33 21 38
Tempe Junction, United States 34 51 84
Los Angeles, United States 35 11 19
Canberra, Australia 36 13 26
College Park, United States 37 51 12
Leeds, United Kingdom 38 18 18
Knoxville, United States 39 - -
Versailles, France 40 - -
Houston, United States 41 - -
Durham, United Kingdom 42 24 36
Kingston, Canada 42 101 -
London, United Kingdom 42 30 44
Toulouse, France 45 151 -
Bern, Switzerland 46 51 31
University Park, United States 47 32 21
Southampton, United Kingdom 48 31 49
London, United Kingdom 49 26 45
Iowa City, United States 50 - 178
Aarhus, Denmark 101 101 101
Fort Collins, United States 101 48 36
Madrid, Spain 101 151 135
Delft, Netherlands 101 34 93
Paris, France 101 - 152
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 101 147
Sapporo, Japan 101 51 119
Karlsruhe, Germany 101 101 62
Lund, Sweden 101 51 71
Notting Hill, Australia 101 51 115
Nagoya, Japan 101 51 136
Mexico City, Mexico 101 51 167
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 101 151 111
West Lafayette, United States 101 51 117
London, United Kingdom 101 101 111
New Brunswick, United States 101 151 81
College Station, United States 101 38 75
Columbus, United States 101 51 70
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 101 - 164
Adelaide, Australia 101 51 136
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 27 47
Manchester, United Kingdom 101 51 76
Brisbane, Australia 101 51 158
Sheffield, United Kingdom 101 101 89
Bonn, Germany 101 151 109
Riverside, United States 101 151 140
Köln, Germany 101 - 169
Norwich, United Kingdom 101 51 55
Gainesville, United States 101 51 120
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 101 - 103
Genève, Switzerland 101 101 160
Granada, Spain 101 - 158
Helsinki, Finland 101 51 42
Reykjavik, Iceland 101 - 106
Lausanne, Switzerland 101 101 175
Nancy, France 101 - -
Mainz, Germany 101 151 93
South Miami, United States 101 51 65
Orléans, France 101 - 160
Padua, Italy 101 151 164
St Andrews, United Kingdom 101 101 116
Strasbourg, France 101 101 142
Salt Lake City, United States 101 - 149
Victoria, Canada 101 101 127
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 101 101 61
Wellington, New Zealand 101 101 168
Blacksburg, United States 101 151 186
Saint Louis, United States 101 - 195
Boston, United States 151 151 80
Cardiff, United Kingdom 151 151 191
Golden, United States 151 51 198
Halifax, Canada 151 51 144
Durham, United States 151 101 130
Tallahassee, United States 151 101 113
Gent, Belgium 151 151 136
Heidelberg, Germany 151 101 141
Bloomington, United States 151 151 175
Saint-Étienne, France 151 - -
Kochi-shi, Japan 151 - 192
Leuven, Belgium 151 151 192
Baton Rouge, United States 151 - -
Singapore, Singapore 151 101 155
Roma, Italy 151 - 195
Stony Brook, United States 151 - 121
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 - -
Copenhagen, Denmark 151 101 144
Jerusalem, Israel 151 - 177
Calgary, Canada 151 101 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 151 101 -
Hamilton, New Zealand 151 - -
Tokyo, Japan 151 51 -
Clermont-Ferrand, France 151 - 171
Brussels, Belgium 151 - 108
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 151 101 180
Barcelona, Spain 151 51 133
Birmingham, United Kingdom 151 51 121
Cape Town, South Africa 151 101 171
Santiago, Chile 151 51 185
Erlangen, Germany 151 - -
Florence, Italy 151 - -
Göttingen, Germany 151 101 -
Hamburg, Germany 151 101 130
Innsbruck, Austria 151 - 117
Lawrence, United States 151 151 152
Liège, Belgium 151 151 174
Lisbon, Portugal 151 151 136
Eugene, United States 151 101 146
Dunedin, New Zealand 151 101 156
Ottawa, Canada 151 - -
Rennes, France 151 - 192
São Paulo, Brazil 151 51 121
Sydney, Australia 151 51 152
Johannesburg, South Africa 151 151 -
Vienna, Austria 151 51 107
Wageningen, Netherlands 151 51 67
London, Canada 151 151 -
Wuhan, China 151 - 93
Xi'an, China 151 - -
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 201 - 179
Barcelona, Spain 201 - 183
Bangor, United Kingdom 201 - -
Beijing, China 201 151 64
Beersheba, Israel 201 - -
Boise, United States 201 - -
Prague, Czech Republic 201 - -
Hanover, United States 201 - -
Grenoble, France 201 - -
Istanbul, Turkey 201 101 -
Townsville, Australia 201 51 -
Fukuoka, Japan 201 101 -
Lancaster, United Kingdom 201 151 -
Lanzhou, China 201 - 104
Ottawa, Canada 201 - -
Leiden, Netherlands 201 - -
St. John's, Canada 201 - -
Oxford, United States 201 - -
Houghton, United States 201 - -
Bozeman, United States 201 - -
Moscow, Russia 201 101 171
Taoyuan City, Taiwan 201 - -
Socorro, United States 201 - -
Flagstaff, United States 201 - -
Xi'an, China 201 - 128
Qinzhou, China 201 - 166
Plymouth, United Kingdom 201 151 -
Belfast, United Kingdom 201 - -
Troy, United States 201 - -
Roma, Italy 201 - -
Aachen, Germany 201 - -
Seoul, South Korea 201 51 142
Burnaby, Canada 201 - -
Stellenbosch, South Africa 201 - -
Swansea, United Kingdom 201 - -
Syracuse, United States 201 - -
München, Germany 201 101 -
Auckland, New Zealand 201 101 -
Athens, United States 201 - -
Newcastle, Australia 201 - -
Shanghai, China 201 - -
Peterborough, Canada 201 - -
Beijing, China 201 51 59
Dresden, Germany 201 - -
Umeå, Sweden 201 - -
Buffalo, United States 201 - -
Dublin, Ireland 201 151 -
Bochum, Germany 201 - -
Bologna, Italy 201 - -
Bordeaux, France 201 - -
Christchurch, New Zealand 201 151 -
Cincinnati, United States 201 - -
Newark, United States 201 - -
Göteborg, Sweden 201 - -
Groningen, Netherlands 201 - -
Guelph, Canada 201 - -
Hannover, Germany 201 - -
Johannesburg, South Africa 201 - -
Orono, United States 201 - -
Winnipeg, Canada 201 - -
Baltimore Highlands, United States 201 - 169
Amherst Center, United States 201 - -
Milano, Italy 201 151 -
Milano, Italy 201 - -
Columbia, United States 201 - -
Modena, Italy 201 - -
Missoula, United States 201 - -
Nantes, France 201 - -
Naples, Italy 201 - -
Lincoln, United States 201 - -
Reno, United States 201 - 195
Paradise, United States 201 - -
Nice, France 201 - -
Chapel Hill, United States 201 - -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 201 151 -
Norman, United States 201 101 129
Oldenburg, Germany 201 - -
Orsay, France 201 - -
Philadelphia, United States 201 151 -
Pisa, Italy 201 - -
Montréal, Canada 201 - -
Kingston, United States 201 - 189
Saskatoon, Canada 201 - -
Columbia, United States 201 - -
University, United States 201 - -
Tromsø, Norway 201 - -
Tsukuba, Japan 201 151 200
Turin, Italy 201 - -
Enschede, Netherlands 201 - -
Charlottesville, United States 201 - -
Waterloo, Canada 201 101 188
Wollongong, Australia 201 151 134
Laramie, United States 201 - 198
York, United Kingdom 201 - -
Zaragoza, Spain 201 - -
Vienna, Austria 201 - -
Brussels, Belgium 201 - -
Pullman, United States 201 151 -
Marseille, France 51 151 88
Wuhan, China 51 51 17
Sydney, Australia 51 51 78
Lyon, France 51 151 125
Nanjing, China 51 101 48
Corvallis, United States 51 41 34
Beijing, China 51 33 20
Princeton, United States 51 16 8
Stockholm, Sweden 51 51 33
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 51 22 45
Sydney, Australia 51 42 41
South Perth, Australia 51 43 60
Sendai-shi, Japan 51 51 102
Fairbanks, United States 51 - 86
Edmonton, Canada 51 51 71
Bergen, Norway 51 37 49
Bremen, Germany 51 50 63
Irvine, United States 51 - 25
Chicago, United States 51 43 66
Minneapolis, United States 51 - 35
Oslo, Norway 51 51 52
Chambéry, France 51 - -
Hobart, Australia 51 49 73
Madison, United States 51 43 22
Lyon, France 76 - 183
Atlanta, United States 76 51 57
Kyoto, Japan 76 39 105
Sydney, Australia 76 51 91
Montréal, Canada 76 34 87
Taipei, Taiwan 76 43 100
Evanston, United States 76 151 -
Melbourne, Australia 76 36 76
Albuquerque, United States 76 - 182
Bayreuth, Germany 76 151 149
Vancouver, Canada 76 18 57
Davis, United States 76 29 69
Exeter, United Kingdom 76 101 51
Kiel, Germany 76 101 160
Leicester, United Kingdom 76 101 98
Liverpool, United Kingdom 76 51 113
Montpellier, France 76 101 110
Münster, Germany 76 151 163
München, Germany 76 51 81
Durham, United States 76 - 97
Potsdam, Germany 76 101 92
Hefei, China 76 101 124
Toronto, Canada 76 14 43
Tübingen, Germany 76 101 180
Uppsala, Sweden 76 101 93
Amsterdam, Netherlands 76 101 67
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 101 -
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 101 -
Québec, Canada - 101 -
Thessaloníki, Greece - 151 -
Bologna, Italy - 151 -
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) - 151 -
Hiroshima, Japan - 151 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 151 -
London, United Kingdom - 151 -
Hamilton, Canada - 151 -
East Lansing, United States - 151 -
Galway, Ireland - 151 -
Gjøvik, Norway - 151 -
Osaka-shi, Japan - 151 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel - 151 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 151 -
Seoul, South Korea - 151 -
Irvine, United States - 51 -
Minneapolis, United States - 51 -
Lausanne, Switzerland - - 125
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - - 151
Albany, United States - - 157
Guangzhou, China - - 186
Raleigh, United States - - 190