M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

Brock University

24 months
23502 CAD/year
8175 CAD/year
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The MSc in Earth Sciences at Brock University includes completion of a thesis based on the student’s original research in addition to related courses. Graduate students are supervised at a personal and close level due to the small and selective intake of students admitted into the program each year.


The interrelated aspects of the research fields and studies provide both a basic understanding of the geological processes that shaped our Earth and the basic knowledge to formulate trends and predict future and concerns with the changing atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Students are active participants in these projects to solve some major geological concerns and processes.

Earth Sciences students at Brock University work closely with their supervisors and other graduate students with similar research interests. Many research topics include a field component and rely on specialized equipment in departmental laboratories.

Fields of Study

  • Volcanology and igneous petrology
  • lichen biomonitoring
  • Mars geology
  • marine and terrestrial palynology
  • glacial geology and geomorphology
  • isotope carbonate geochemistry
  • Late Cenozoic pale oceanography
  • structural geology
  • climate change
  • watershed geochemistry
  • Quaternary geology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonics
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Stratigraphic Palynology
  • Quaternary Palynology
  • Microfossils and their Practical Applications
  • Environmental and Watershed Geochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are considered when received. 


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Three references are required.
  • Interested full time graduate students are encouraged to contact graduate supervisors prior to making formal application to discuss potential research projects. See the department website for information regarding faculty members
  • A Statement of Research Interest 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23502 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23502 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8175 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8175 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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