Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

We are faced with unprecedented challenges related to climate change, the energy transition, natural resources, pollution and degradation of the natural environment. Future earth scientists will play an important role in addressing and finding solutions to these pressing problems. In the Earth Science and Engineering (ErSE) Program we offer a range of courses and scientific projects that help students to acquire useful knowledge and skills to take on these challenges. Our M.Sc. and Ph.D. level courses cover many subjects in geophysics and geology as well as providing training in different data acquisition, data analysis and computational methods. Research within the program focuses on atmospheric and ocean processes, subsurface imaging, reservoir simulations, natural hazards and on the Red Sea rift, among many other topics. If you join us, you can select one of following four study tracks: Geophysics, Geology, Machine Learning in Geosciences, or Geophysical Fluids and Climate Systems.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about graduate study programs and faculty research groups.

The Master's Degree (M.Sc.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students are expected to complete the M.Sc. degree within 3 to 4 semesters (including one summer semester, i.e., 12 to 18 months in total). The M.Sc. degree is offered for traditional full-time students and could be a terminal M.Sc., as well as a gateway to the Ph.D. program. All M.Sc. students are expected to complete a capstone experience that includes thesis preparation and oral defense. The non-thesis option is available in the ErSE Program.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Physical Science and Engineering Division