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Masters degrees in Glaciology & Cryospheric Systems offer advanced study of the origins and evolution of glaciers, the cryosphere and sea ice features such as icebergs.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geology or Environmental Science.
Courses in this field equip you with the skills to trace and monitor ice formation within a range of ecosystems, includinge the cryosphere, atmosphere, terrestrial landscapes and aquatic environments.
This includes anTraining typically incorporates analysise of the processes of ice their formation, itstheir physical impact on the environment, as well as the chemical and biological processes icethey causes and isor are a part of. Studiesy also usually involves building your understanding of glacial tectonics and ice deformation, periglacial processes, and determination of glacial events from the geological record.
Your studies will also be aided by practical training in geomorphological investigation, through techniques such as remote sensing and GIS (geographical information systems).
Careers may include fieldwork such as conservation projects for government agencies or NGOs such as charities. They could also include lab research, policy-making and legislation, or environmental monitoring.
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The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques.
The aims of the course are to provide an understanding of key contemporary research problems in a range of disciplines in either the humanities and social sciences or physical sciences relating to the Arctic and Antarctica, and for students to undertake original research on a topic selected in consultation with members of staff.
The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of climate change.
The MSc by Research Global Environmental Modelling enables students to pursue a one year individual programme of research. The Global Environmental Modelling programme would normally terminate after a year.
The MSc program in Integrated climate system Sciences (ICSS) offers courses in all fields of climate system sciences. At present, the program allows the specialization in one of following three tracks.
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.
Our postgraduate programmes are specifically designed to enhance your career prospects and research expertise. Students will benefit from our broad range of industrial partners and internationally leading research expertise, and will get the opportunity to work within our research groups.