Graduate Degrees in Geology & Geophysics
The Department of Earth Sciences offers programs leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Research topics span a wide range of field and laboratory-based disciplines in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Environmental Geoscience. Projects may involve collaboration with the Departments of Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics & Astronomy, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the collaborative programs in Hazards, Risks and Resilience, Planetary Science and Environment & Sustainability. Extensive use is also made of the Surface Science Western facilities and in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. Graduate degrees are administered by the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.
The Department has interests in basin analysis, computer-assisted image analysis, contaminant transport, crustal seismology, teleseismic studies of the lithosphere, seismic hazard studies, environmental earth sciences, experimental high pressure/high temperature studies, exploration geophysics, geomicrobiology, glacial geology, hydrogeology, mantle dynamics and plate tectonics, low-temperature geochemistry, mineral deposits, mineral chemistry & physics, materials science, paleontology, petrology, petroleum geology, Precambrian geology, sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, spectral analysis, stable isotope geochemistry, planetary science and volcanology.
Western's Department of Earth Sciences has a proud tradition of outstanding scholarship and research that continues to grow with innovative research. Take the opportunity to engage your intellectual curiosity and creativity by participating in Western's cutting edge research.
Please direct all inquiries about our graduate programs to the Academic Program Coordinator, Amy Wickham at firstname.lastname@example.org