This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and assessed by coursework and examinations. The course provides theoretical and practical training in measuring, quantifying and understanding the physical processes within the geological marine environment. It provides a sound scientific basis on which to decide how best to design and execute marine surveys, be they geophysical, sedimentological or geological, for the required purpose.
The MSc in Applied Marine Geoscience evolved from its predecessor, the Marine Geotechnics course which boasted a 30 year pedigree.
A series of modules have been designed to explain the processes that form and characterise a wide variety of sedimentary environments, from the littoral zone to the deep ocean. Those controls range from the dynamical, chemical, climatic to geological; all are inter-related. The student also gains knowledge and understanding of survey techniques in order to map these environments and thereby gain a better understanding of the processes that shape them. The final facet of the course involves an explanation of how these sedimentary materials react to imposed loads - how they behave geotechnically.
From past experience it is found that students on completion of the course will find employment in the offshore hydrocarbons industry, geophysical contract companies (both offshore and terrestrial), geotechnical engineering companies, river and harbour boards or government establishments. The course may also lead students to further academic research studies.
Aims of the course The aim of the course is to provide the world with people who
understand the inter-relationships between the forces which shape the marine geological environment, have mastered the practical and analytical techniques necessary to study those controls and survey the geological settings can critically analyse their findings and present them at a standard and in a form required by end-users, be they commercial or academic. Whilst the form and style of presentation of work may differ, the skills required by doctoral students and those by potential employers (the marine geoservices industry) overlap to a large extent. Specifically identifying aspects of the course in this light, we aim to enable the students to:
be skilled in planning and acquiring good quality data in the laboratory and in the field in a safe manner be able to work as a team in the acquisition of larger data-sets appreciate the importance of recognising the limitations of model-based interpretation of data review and critically analyse previous work both before and after undertaking data acquisition or modelling understand the fundamental workings of the offshore geoservices industry In a more general sense, the course is designed to act as a conversion course for a physical scientist who wants to hone their research skills whilst at the same time getting a grasp of how those skills are applied to solve both academic and commercially based problems. An important part of the course philosophy is the idea that the challenges that face marine geoscientists can often only be solved by taking a multi-disciplinary approach and we instil this idea of wider thought into our graduates.
The course aims to place the student in a strong position to go on to doctoral studies on issues such as palaeoclimatology, geophysics or sedimentology; or enter directly into the offshore industry e.g. to geohazard analysis, or offshore renewable energy exploitation.
BANGOR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIP
Overseas applicants only• BANGOR UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPThe new International Entrance Scholarship offered by Bangor University is a 10% reduction in the first year’s tuition fees and is open to all International applicants who apply before 30th June, 2012. The International Entrance Scholarship will replace the International Scholarship that was previously available. • Eligibility Criteria: • Successful candidates who submitted their application to study at Bangor University before the 30th of June, 2012 will be eligible for the International Entrance Scholarship. • The International Entrance Scholarship will apply to students beginning their courses (Postgraduate Taught) after September 2011. • The International Entrance Scholarship is offered in the form of a 10% reduction in the tuition fees payable at registration. • Students who receive other types of scholarships from Bangor University or other sources will not be entitled to the International Entrance Scholarship. • The scholarship is not open to UK/EU applicants. For more information about the International Entrance Scholarship, other sources of funding and applying to study at Bangor University please e-mail: [email protected] or visit the web site http://www.bangor.ac.uk/international
Access to Masters (European Union Convergence) Funding
Applicants must have a Welsh address as their permanent home address, they can have a different correspondence address. Nominations are made by the course director if eligible. Students would be committed to undertaking their research project with a Welsh small or medium business / enterprise [SME]. The School of Ocean Sciences has various links with suitable local businesses. Monthly time-sheets would have to completed by any beneficiary giving details of lectures, assignments and background reading / study.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Tuition fees paid plus £110 weekly maintenance (46 weeks only) term time
Permanent Welsh address on application form.
If eligible with a Welsh address applicants should indicate on the application form, under SECTION D FINANCIAL SUPPORT and third party funding; that they wish to be considered for Access to Masters funding. Please see below link to the Access to Masters web pages whereby information and downloads are available. This is linked to the main KESS website - the ATM menu is situated on the left of the page.http://www.bangor.ac.uk/kess/atm/download.php.en?catid=&subid=8686 --
The scholarships will be awarded from 2011; the scholarship recipient will receive their awards on October.The selection process and nominations for the Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships will be the responsibility of M.Sc. Course Directors and ratified by the School of Ocean Sciences Academic Committee.
Value of Scholarship(s)
3 of £5000 & 1 of £3,750 each year
• The Kirby Laing Foundation ScholarshipsThe Kirby Laing Foundation’s Gift will support the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University, and will be directed towards scholarships for M.Sc students. Over a 3 year period 9 Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships of £5,000 and 2 scholarships of £3,750 will be awarded and the recipients will receive their awards in October. The Kirby Laing Foundation scholarships will be open to all M.Sc. students and the financial need of the applicant will be considered. The scholarship recipients shall comply with all the rules and regulations of Bangor University.
All eligible students who accept the offer of a place on any of the four MSc courses will be considered.
Folarin Lajumoke Scholarship
The Folarin Lajumoke Scholarship will be awarded annually to an MSc Applied Marine Geoscience student. Should there be no eligible applicants the scholarship will be opened up to other African students on other MSc courses at the School of Ocean Sciences.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£1200 annually - one award
From October 2011 there will be an annual scholarship of £1,200 and the Folarin Lajumoke Scholarship will be paid to the student monthly (£100). The Folarin Lajumoke Scholarship will be available for AFRICAN students and preference will be given to those who do not have additional financial assistance. The Folarin Lajumoke Scholarship will be open to MSc students who originate from an African nation or at the time reside in Africa.
Any AFRICAN eligible applicants who does not have corporate sponsorship or scholarships from elsewhere will be considered. The Course Director will nominate the applicant.
Santander Scholarships for Taught Potsgraduate students
Bangor University Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships. Up to five scholarships of £5,000 will be given out to Master’s students starting their programmes in 2012. The scholarship fund aims to reward the most academically gifted students from countries that are supported by the Santander Universidades scheme. The award will be given to students from the following 11 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela http://www.bangor.ac.uk/scholarships/santander.php.en
Successful applicants normally hold, or are expected to be awarded, a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a Natural Science or related subject. Alternatively, we will consider applicants with a good and relevant Lower Second Class Honours Degree provided that they have at least one year of additional relevant experience or can show evidence of particular interest in the course. Non-graduates who are over 25 years in age and have at least two years work experience relevant to the course are also encouraged to apply.
Recipient: Bangor University
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