Top schools offering the Masters in Geology degree programs:

Curtin University of Technology (Australia)
- The Master of Science (Mining Geology) degree is designed to appeal to the working geologist or recent graduate wishing to consolidate their professional qualifications in the mining industry.
- This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.
- Curtin is one of only 17 Australian universities ranked in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

University of Southampton (UK)
- It offers the Master of Geology degree which allows students to develop an extensive and in-depth coverage of all of the fundamental aspects of cutting-edge geology. The program is accredited by The Geological Society of London from the 2006 student cohort intake for a period of 6 years.
- Upon successful completion of the four-year degree candidates will be able to enter a PhD programme without either an initial MSc or MRes qualification.
- Southampton is ranked 6th in the UK for Geology by the Times Good University Guide 2010.

University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
- The Master of Sciences in Geology offers students advanced teaching in various specialised areas of geology depending on the chosen orientation.
- The University is ranked 6th in Switzerland and 168th among the global top 200 institutions by QS World University Rankings™ (2009).

Queens College, City University of New York (US)
- The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers a Master of Arts degree in Geological and Environmental Sciences, and a Master of Science degree in Applied Environmental Geoscience.
- The college is accredited by the State of New York and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

University of Otago (New Zealand)
- Otago offers the Master of Science in a number of geological areas: Master of Science (MSc) in Geology; MSc in Geophysics; MSc in Marine Science.
- The research facilities available in the department cover a wide range of areas including geochemical analysis, geophysics, mineralogy and petrology, etc.

* Suggested Reading: Top Geology Ranking in UK

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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