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Applicants should have (or be expected to attain) a First class Honours Degree in Earth Sciences or Geosciences (or the equivalent).
Months of entry
The MASt in Earth Sciences aims to train to master's-level students who already have a bachelors' degree in Earth Sciences or Geological sciences. It is a predominantly taught course in which candidates work alongside the fourth-year students taking the integrated Cambridge BA/MSci Earth Sciences course. It is intended for students planning a career, further training, or research within Earth Sciences, or for other students wanting the intellectual challenge of an advanced course in the Earth Sciences.
The specific aims are:
- to expose advanced students to the breadth of the Earth Sciences through a combination of seminars, course work and field teaching;
- to provide 'state of the art' knowledge of specific areas in the Earth Sciences through a combination of seminars, course work, and faculty-supervised independent research;
- to develop the conceptual and practical skills necessary for independent research;
- to develop communication and presentation skills to an advanced level.
At the end of the Earth Sciences MASt course, students will be expected to have developed a specialized understanding and knowledge of particular areas geological science, and an awareness of the latest state of research and developments in those areas.
Students will have:
- carried out an individual research project in an area of current geological relevance, communicating the results clearly via written reports and a poster presentation;
- acquired practical, organizational and presentation skills that will enable them to continue successfully with research in other professional careers.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time9 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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