Course in Geographic Sciences

Top Courses in Geographic Sciences

Geographic Sciences

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

Geographic sciences can include an education on the computational methods and data structures used to represent, analyze and process geographic information. In addition, geographic science students may have the opportunity to study Earth’s physical features.

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IGCSE Geography Course

UK Open College
Online Part time 300 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

The Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, along with being interesting and worthwhile in itself, is designed to allow you to develop skills and knowledge that will be transferable beyond the confines of the course. Geography is also an important subject to study as it will increase your knowledge of the wider world. [+]

The Cambridge IGCSE Geography course, along with being interesting and worthwhile in itself, is designed to allow you to develop skills and knowledge that will be transferable beyond the confines of the course. Geography is also an important subject to study as it will increase your knowledge of the wider world.

Through this course, students will develop a sense of place by looking at the world around them on a local, regional and global scale. Learners will examine a range of natural and man-made environments, and study some of the processes that affected their development. They will also look at the ways people interact with their environment, and the opportunities and challenges their environment can present, thereby gaining a deeper insight into the different communities and cultures that exist around the world.... [-]


Resources Drilling and Blasting

Fleming College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Haliburton Cobourg + 3 more

This is the only Resources Drilling and Blasting program available in Canada. [+]

The fact is that our School offers the only college program in Canada providing training in Drilling and Blasting - and we are the only program in the world offering training in so many of the different types of drilling. Add to that the numerous sectors that rely on drilling and blasting skills, and this program opens doors to huge opportunities, many employers, and options to choose which field of drilling you will focus on. Our grads are in high demand. Every year, national and international employers recruit at our on-campus job fairs, and many of our students have employment offers before they graduate.

Currently, these fields offer employment opportunities for drilling and blasting careers:... [-]


Earth Resources Technician

Fleming College
Campus 2 years September 2018 Canada Lindsay Peterborough Haliburton Cobourg + 2 more

Graduates of our Earth Resources Technician program are often the employees of choice for major companies in the growing and wide-ranging earth resources and geotechnical sector. [+]

Graduates of our Earth Resources Technician program are often the employees of choice for major companies in the growing and wide-ranging earth resources and geotechnical sector.

Program Highlights

As an Earth Resources Technician, you can expect to be in demand. Career opportunities are diverse, ranging from the analysis of soil and rock, to groundwater assessment, from mineral exploration, to civil engineering and environmental consulting.

The mandatory, 6 month paid co-op work term gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, and make valuable connections within the industry. Note that students are not placed in jobs. The College supports a process with industry contacts to assist students to be successful in gaining co-op employment in applied geology.... [-]


Summer/winter school “Meet: petroleum geoscience”

Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks June 2018 Russia Tyumen

“Basics of general geology” – gives the participants an idea about the structure of the Earth, geological processes going [+]

Summer/Winter school “Meet: petroleum geoscience”

Format:

Theoretical and practical classes using the resources of big Tyumen oil and gas research centers.

Program:

First module

“Basics of general geology” – gives the participants an idea about the structure of the Earth, geological processes going on beneath and above its surface; about the processes leading to the formation of the mineral deposits of the various types; about the search and exploration methods.

Second module

“Basics of oil and gas field development” – gives the participants an idea and characteristics of general definition of the discipline: oil and gas reservoir, oil and gas field, characteristics of the wells categories, oil and gas resources and reserves. The module makes participant familiar with the systems of oilfields development, and with production intensification methods.... [-]


Unpad's Summer Program

Universitas Padjadjaran
Campus Full time 1 week July 2018 Indonesia Bandung

Universitas Padjadjaran would like to invite you to our Summer Program in Bandung, Indonesia. This program is one of our projects to show our international links in a compact 7-days program conducted in English language on the campus. [+]

Universitas Padjadjaran's Summer Program

Universitas Padjadjaran would like to invite you to our Summer Program in Bandung, Indonesia. This program is one of our projects to show our international links in a compact 7-days program conducted in English language on the campus. We offer an exciting Summer Program which includes sport, cultural, and social activities such as traditional dance and music instrument lesson, Indonesian language lesson, Bandung historical walk, hiking, and many more. We also offer academic program which you can choose what might you interest in; 1. Mathematics and Natural Science: "Super Camp on Material Science" 2. Geology: "Geology on Volcanic Environment in West Java" 3. Pharmacy: "Indonesian Medicinal Plant" 4. Economics and Business: "Creative Industries" At the end of the program you will get the opportunity to join our post tour, to the Indonesian Island of the Gods, most well known as Bali where you will have a sightseeing and free time program to enjoy this beautiful part of Indonesia.... [-]


Course in Geohealth: Improving Public Health through Geographic Information

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore how spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to understand and improve public health. [+]

Why join the course?

The environment in which we live and work can have a profound effect on our health – an effect that is explored by the emerging field of geohealth.

This free online course will introduce you to new developments in geohealth, looking at the latest thinking and methods for using spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS) in health settings.

Understand geohealth techniques and best practice

The course consists of ten different topics, ranging from data collection techniques to spatial simulation, and aims to bridge the gap between scientific research and health professionals.

By the end of the course, you will understand how spatial data and geo-information techniques can contribute to solving public health problems, and be aware of best practice when using GIS in the health field.... [-]


Course : Maps and the Geospatial Revolution

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 5 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest geographic information systems (GIS) and cartographic tools. [+]

Learn to make maps and analyze geographic patterns using the latest tools

The past decade has seen an explosion of new ways to understand and use location information in widely-accessible technologies. This Geospatial Revolution has created new consumer GPS tools, interactive web maps, and location-aware mobile devices. These advances make it possible for everyone to use, collect, and understand spatial information.

This online course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial thinking, and uses real-world examples, to give you the fundamental skills to engage with geography beyond the surface-level.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:... [-]


Course in Exploring Our Oceans

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the half of our world covered by deep ocean, and how our lives affect the hidden face of our planet. [+]

The first astronauts to leave the Earth’s orbit saw our “blue planet” for the first time. But what lies in the half of our world covered by water more than two miles deep? How are our everyday lives connected to the ocean depths, and what challenges and opportunities does this previously hidden realm hold for our future?

In this course, you will join scientists exploring the ocean from the deepest undersea vents to the chilly waters of the Poles, going deeper, longer, and more often than ever before - and find how what we now know about the ocean depths is as amazing as the unknown that remains. By taking this course, you will see how the deep ocean is no longer out of reach, and join a global debate about the future of our “blue planet”.... [-]


Course in The Earth in My Pocket: an Introduction to Geology

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks August 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably. [+]

Everything we use that has not been grown either contains or relies on materials that have been sourced by a geoscientist. Whether we are standing out in the wilderness, in the middle of a city or in our home, geology and the Earth’s natural resources are all around us, forming an integral part of our everyday lives.

During this free online course, you will discover the link between the ocean floor, volcanoes and your mobile phone; why tiny marine plants and animals are at the core of the plastics industry; and how colliding continents and mountain building processes influence the appearance of many buildings and numerous kitchen worktops.

Get an introduction to geological processes ... [-]

Course in The Frozen Frontier: Monitoring the Greenland Ice Sheet from Space

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Learn how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground, to understand our past, present and future climate. [+]

Discover how climate change is impacting the Greenland Ice Sheet

Made up of layers of compressed snow from over the last 100,000 years, the vast Greenland ice sheet acts as both a valuable record of our past climate and a bellwether for future climate change.

This online course highlights how the Greenland ice sheet is monitored from space and the ground. You’ll look at the measurements made possible by Earth Observation (EO) satellites like Cryosat, the technologies and techniques involved, the data generated, and its uses and challenges.

You’ll also explore the role of ice in the climate system and the impact of climate change on the Greenland ice sheet.

What topics will you cover? Satellite Earth Observation technology, terminology and the types of data products available when monitoring ice sheets Understanding the unique measurements of ice thickness and dynamics which satellite data can provide How to access process and work with Earth observation data and ice sheet measuring tools The use of Earth observation data in a range of scientific, policy and decision-making areas, in conjunction with models What will you achieve? ... [-]

London Direct Enrollment - Queen Mary

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 United Kingdom London

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling in a London university. With seven prestigious institutions to choose from, you’ll find a partner school and program that matches your needs. [+]

Overview

There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits!

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling in a London university. With seven prestigious institutions to choose from, you’ll find a partner school and program that matches your needs.

IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London will help you make the most of your experience abroad.... [-]


Geological Field School

UniLaSalle
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks October 2018 France Beauvais Mont-Saint-Aignan Paris + 2 more

The department of geology at UNILASALLE offers a unique opportunity to do fieldwork in geology in FRANCE. International and French students will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty members, graduate students (peer teaching) and invited specialists.

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Geological Field School

The department of geology at UNILASALLE offers a unique opportunity to do fieldwork in geology in FRANCE. International and French students will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty members, graduate students (peer teaching) and invited specialists. They will experience hands-on geological exploration in small groups. Extend learning from the classroom to the field in sedimental mapping, sequence stratigraphy and/or transect of the Alps

Field school program

Week 1 - Mandatory

Pre-departure orientation week

Week 2

Mapping in a sedimentary area

Week 3

Transect of the Alps

Week 4

Sequence Stratigraphy

Week 5 - Optional

Data analysis, report writing and presentation [-]