Taught course

Earth Sciences

Institution
University of Cambridge · Department of Earth Sciences
Qualifications
MASt

Entry requirements

Applicants should have (or be expected to attain) a First class Honours Degree in Earth Sciences or Geosciences (or the equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • MASt
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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