Masters in Seismology


Masters Degree in Seismology aim to give knowledge and awareness bout focuses on the scientific study of the physics of solids and its application to the study of the earth and other planets. This programme also includes instruction in gravimetric, seismology, earthquake forecasting, and magnetrometry, electrical properties of solid bodies, plate tectonics, active deformation, thermodynamics, remote sensing, geodesy, and laboratory simulations of geological processes.

Career Options

Seismologist is still considered a young science. One of the most vital commercial applications of seismology is in the search for oil, and large numbers of seismologists are employed in the petroleum industry. But there are other opportunities available like

  • Director - Geophysical Institute
  • Earthquake Hazard Specialist
  • Geodetic Scientist
  • Visiting Assistant Professor - Tectonics
  • Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Seismology
  • Senior Geotechnical Engineers
  • Precambrian Geoscientist
  • Disaster Management Adviser
  • Emergency Management Planning Coordinator
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exploration Seismology
  • Post-doctoral Researchers - Electromagnetic Deep Sounding

Major Subjects

Major subjects include as follow

  • Introduction To Earth And Planetary Sciences
  • Frontiers In Geological And Planetary Sciences
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Geophysical Hazards
  • Seismology
  • Geodynamics
  • Mineral Physics
  • Geophysical Data Analysis
  • Tectonic Geodesy
  • Crustal Geophysics
  • Readings In Geophysics
  • Seismological Laboratory Seminar
  • Special Topics In Geophysics
  • Applied Geophysics Ii
  • Advanced Seismology
  • Computational Geophysics
  • Mantle Dynamics

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Masters in Seismology:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university. A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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