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Earth Sciences degrees abroad

Earth sciences explore the composition, history, and processes of the planet we live on. It’s a multidisciplinary field that draws upon several other subjects, including geography, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering.

As an earth sciences student, you’ll look at how the world came to exist and how it has developed over time. As well as gaining a detailed understanding of the Earth’s inner workings, you’ll study natural phenomena like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. You’ll also consider how we can protect our planet from the consequences of climate change, deforestation and pollution.

Weather systems, landscapes and natural resources vary hugely between countries and continents. Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to take your learning beyond the textbook and explore the world’s natural phenomena first-hand.

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Earth Sciences program structure

Bachelor’s degrees in earth sciences normally take three or four years to finish. The length of your BSc will depend on where you choose to study and whether or not you complete a placement between your second and final years.

If you’re hoping to explore the wildly diverse landscapes of the US, your undergraduate degree will last four years. The American liberal arts model insists that students spend the first half of their program studying general education, before focusing on science-specific modules for the final two years.

Postgraduate programs are available for students looking to dive into some original and independent research. Master’s programs usually require one year of full-time study or two years of part-time learning. A PhD will take several years on top of this.

To help you get to grips with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, your timetable will feature a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips.

Since earth sciences is such a broad and far-reaching field, most universities have plenty of elective modules to choose from. That said, you’ll probably still attend mandatory classes in these core topics:

  • Earth processes and structures
  • Natural resources and materials
  • Structural geology and tectonics
  • Weather and climate
  • Oceanography
  • Introduction to geoscience
  • Threats and deformation
  • Mathematical skills for earth sciences

Types of earth sciences degrees

Earth Sciences study abroad programs

Earth sciences undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in earth sciences

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    Physical Geography and Earth and Ocean Sciences - BSc University of Victoria (in partnership with Kaplan International), Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,571 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,716 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Chemistry and Earth Sciences - BSc Simon Fraser University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,398 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 47,386 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Earth & Environmental Science - BA Wilkes University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    42,268 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 42,268 USD

    Start date
    January
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    Earth and Environmental Science - BSc College of Staten Island, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    18,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,600 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences - BSc University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    35,452 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 35,452 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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Associate in earth sciences

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    Earth & Environmental Science - ASOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Earth Science - ASc Lake Land College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,900 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Earth Sciences - ASc Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,680 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,680 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Earth Sciences - AA Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,575 USD

    Start date
    June, September, January, April
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    Earth Sciences (Contra Costa College) - ASc Colleges of Contra Costa, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,840 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in earth sciences

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    Earth Sciences - Dip Yukon University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,146 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,600 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in earth sciences

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    Applied Earth & Environmental Studies - Cert Coast Mountain College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,255 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,127 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Earth sciences graduate programs

Master's in earth sciences

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    Earth & Planetary Sciences - MSc McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,321 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,728 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Earth and Energy Resources Leadership - MEERL Queen's University, Canada
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,059 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences: Archaeology - MSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,640 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,640 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences - MSc Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,463 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences - MSc McMaster University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,410 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,096 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Earth and Environmental Sciences

Doctorate in earth sciences

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    Earth Sciences - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,430 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Earth, Space, and Physical Science - PhD University of Lethbridge, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,313 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,208 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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Diploma in earth sciences

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    Science and Technology: Earth Science - PGDip Massey University, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,289 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,870 NZD

    Start date
    July, November, February
    Show program overview about Science and Technology: Earth Science

Future earth sciences careers

As an earth sciences graduate, you’ll have the theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities needed to get your career off the ground. Your problem-solving, analytical, and critical reasoning skills will be desirable to an array of employers, including environmental consultancies, energy companies, conservation organizations and governments.

Here are some of the exciting positions you could land:

  • Engineering geologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Minerals surveyor
  • Environmental journalist
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Crisis and disaster management expert

With so many career opportunities available, figuring out what to do after graduation can be tricky. Your university’s career service can point you in the direction of work experience opportunities and polish your resume.