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Masters degrees in Geomorphology offer advanced study of the processes which determine the topography of the Earth’s crust.
Related subjects include Physical Geography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography or Geology
Techniques in geomorphology help professionals to understand landform history and dynamics, and the physical, chemical and biological processes operating at or near the Earth's surface which determine their features. This could include for example glacial processes, or tectonic shifts.
Tracking these features over time allows Geomorphologists to predict future changes. Through a combination of field observations, physical experiments and numerical modelling, you will learn to do the same.
Training typically includes techniques in geomatics, such as remote sensing and GIS (geographical information systems). These are then interpreted through geovisualisation methods, including cartography to represent contour lines, hypsometric tints, and relief shading. Techniques in bathymetry (measuring the depth of lake or ocean floors) are also a component of most courses.
Careers may include roles in urban planning including deep foundation engineering, disaster planning, conservation, and environmental monitoring.
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Our River Environments and their Management MSc is taught by a team of internationally leading water scientists at the University of Birmingham and developed with input from the water industry. Read more
This programme is delivered in close collaboration with our advisory board of representatives from the water industry, and provides fundamental and applied training in the science and management of freshwater environments. Read more
Researchers can specialise in geography, geographical information science, environmental studies, development studies, international childhood studies, or community, youth and voluntary sector studies. Read more
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This unique programme is aimed at training graduates from a range of scientific disciplines who wish to pursue a research career in cold-regions science, notably within the disciplines of glaciology, glacial geomorphology, polar climatology/ oceanography, environmental science, polar biogeochemical processes, or their intersections. . Read more
We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Physical Geography. Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. Read more
If you're fascinated by the natural and man-made hazards that affect our planet and want to understand the physical processes that generate natural hazards, then the MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards degree course will take your understanding of the challenges ahead to the next level. Read more
Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level? Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course is for you. Read more
Our Engineering Geology MSc provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering. Read more
.We're ranked fifth in the UK for Geography (THE World University Rankings 2019) and eighth in the world (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Read more
The programme aims to deepen the knowledge, insight and skills for hydraulic engineering (part of civil engineering), hydroinformatics (a technology discipline) and hydrology (an earth system science).. Read more
Our MSc in Geoscience Research is a research-focused masters programme designed to develop generic and subject specific research skills over a broad range of disciplines within Geology and Geoscience, providing a strong educational background for a career in research and development, or the public or private sector. . Read more