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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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This one year MSc programme is distinctive in several important ways. While we recognise the major environmental and sustainability challenges facing us, the main focus is not on the challenges themselves, which are well known, but rather on actions we can take to reduce the threats and enhance our resilience. Read more
The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change concentrates on global and regional environmental and climatic change. By analysing the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques you cultivate a range of valuable skills. Read more
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. Read more
The MSc in Geographic Information and Climate Change gives cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, satellite remote sensing and earth system modelling, alongside aspects of climate change. 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
The analysis and assessment of our climate and earth system increasingly require interdisciplinary competencies. The MSc ICSS program teaches across all subjects involved in climate research in order to provide a holistic picture of the climate system. Read more
Theoretically, experimentally, and observationally oriented Master of Science (M.Sc.), Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs are offered in a number of key areas of geophysics. Read more
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
Project areas range from palaeoceanography, Quaternary environments, glaciology, polar science, energy, soil system science, water chemistry and ecology, to animal and rural geographies, cultural and economic geographies, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), art-science crossover projects, creative geographies, and sustainability. Read more