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.