Masters degrees in Physical Geography offer advance study of the physical processes which determine the features of the Earth’s surface.
Specialisms and related topics include Remote Sensing and Topography. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography or Geology.
Why study a Masters in Physical Geography?
Courses in Physiography are highly diverse, and allow you to explore a broad range of terrestrial and marine environments, ecosystems and processes. There is scope to cover regional, national and international geographical features.
Practical training typically involves methods in geomatics, bathymetry, and geovisualisation methods. This may include practices such as GIS (geographical information systems), remote sensing, cartography and topography.
Specialisations are available on some courses, whereby you can analyse physical geographic features such as glacial movements, tectonics shifts and mountain ranges, or rivers and lake formation. You might even investigate the impact of extra-terrestrial material on the formation of feature’s in the Earth’s crust.
Careers in this field are highly varied, and may include urban planning, environmental monitoring, coastal marine management, or even mapping and satellite system design.