Earth Science is a branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere. There are four basic areas of earth science: geology, meteorology, oceanography and astronomy. An MPhil in Earth Sciences will allow students to develop highly sought after analytical skills and practical skills such as planning, conducting and reporting on investigations, collecting, recording and analysing data. They will also develop the ability to undertake field and laboratory research. Main employment destinations for Earth Science Master’s Degree graduates include: exploration and production for mining, oil and engineering companies; groundwater resources management; investigating ground conditions associated with land use, such as planning, construction and waste disposal; geological surveying, and collecting geological information for maps and databases.