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Geological Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering from Queen's University provides opportunities for advanced studies and research in the Earth Sciences. Faculty interests span disciplines in geology, geochemistry and geoengineering often in a multi-disciplinary fashion and including applications to economic and environmental problems.

Overview

With high-tech geochemistry and geophysics labs, geomechanics computing tools, and Queen’s University Facility for Isotope Research lab to work in, our students have the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge geoscience and geoengineering research.

 As well, Geological Sciences students are able to work in first-rate facilities with world-renowned scientists and research engineers, and have opportunities to collaborate with industrial leaders and engage in extensive fieldwork on six continents, making our program truly a world-class experience. Students can also collaborate with other departments at Queen’s, including Mining, Environmental Studies, Chemistry and Biology as well as other institutions like RMC.

Career options:

  • Academia: postdoctoral fellowship, professor, college instructor, adjunct teaching position
  • Industry: petroleum technologist, mining advisory position, research, economic geologist, applied geochemist, applied geophysicist, applied mineralogist, financial consultant to mineral exploration, environmental consultant, stock market consultant, field geologist
  • Government: mapping, consultant, research, advisory position, environmental regulator

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economic Geology & Mineral Exploration
  • Petrology & Structural Geology
  • Sedimentology, Sedimentary Geochemistry & Paleobiology
  • Geophysics and Geochronology
  • Applied Geoenvironmental Sciences & Geotechnique

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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General Requirements

  • A complete application must include official, up-to-date transcripts for all current and previous study the applicant has listed in the Academic Background section of the application.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
  • For applicants to research programs, two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied. 
  • Two Professional letters of recommendation can be submitted in support of applications to professional graduate programs. 
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14899 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14899 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7108 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7108 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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