Taught course

Earth Sciences

University of Cambridge · Department of Earth Sciences

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


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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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