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Earth Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) St. John's, Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Sciences departments in Canada. With 30 faculty members, 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality graduate degree programs. 
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Overview

Graduates of Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences have gone on to careers in academia, government, and the private sector. This master degree is available at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. 

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is an excellent natural laboratory in which to study Earth Sciences and many of our courses have field-based components. The cross-section of geology that can be studied in Newfoundland and Labrador is unparalleled and spans a large part of Earth’s history. Our department’s long-standing, excellent reputation is, in part, due to its close proximity to this world-class geology.

Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences maintains close ties to the mining and petroleum industries of Canada, the USA, and elsewhere. Each year, leading petroleum and mineral exploration companies recruit at Memorial University because of the excellent education and training our students receive, and have taken with them throughout the world.

Research and Teaching

  • We are focused on exceptional teaching and research to deliver high quality academic programs and make significant contributions to the world in which we live. 
  • We are also committed to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning by way of innovative research projects - in the classroom, in the lab and in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physics of the Solid Earth
  • Crustal Geophysics
  • Changes in Global Paleoenvironment
  • Tectonic Regimes
  • Engineering & Environmental Geology
  • Chemical Fluxes in the Earth

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition (NL students): MSc: $635-$953/semester

Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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