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Volcanology and Geological Hazards


Course Description

Volcanoes threaten millions worldwide and improved hazard mitigation is a high priority. Our MSc provides training in field, theoretical and laboratory volcanology, including a highly popular field course on Etna.

Alongside specialist taught modules on volcanic and other geological hazards, additional modules provide broader training in environmental science, management and data analysis.

You will join our active volcanology research group, conducting a research project alongside internationally recognised experts and participating in many seminars, workshops and discussions.

This MSc is ideal preparation for PhD research or work in the environment sector, and suitable for students with a wide range of first degrees.

Modules on offer include:
• Data Assimilation and Integration
• Geoinformatics
• Geological Hazards
• Modelling Environmental Processes
• Natural Resource and Environmental Governance
• Physical Volcanology
• Volcanic Process Field Course

Visit the Volcanology and Geological Hazards page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

John Browning

2105.jpg “Lancaster Environment Centre has one of the largest groups of Volcanologists in the country, carrying out world leading, cutting edge research. Upon meeting Dr Hugh Tuffen (MSc course director) for the first time, I was blown away by his enthusiasm for the subject and also by the depth of volcanology research that Lancaster conducts.

For me, some of the many highlights of studying for an MSc in Volcanology and Geological Hazards were attending field courses in the Lake District and at Mt Etna in Sicily, as well as undertaking exciting and novel research, whilst being given guidance and inspiration from supervisors who are leaders in their field. During my research, I utilized the thermal laboratory at Lancaster Environment Centre to try to understand more about the processes of bubble growth in magma. I presented the findings from my final research project at the 2013 Volcanic and Magmatic Studies group meeting and was awarded the Geoff Brown prize for best student poster.

I am now undertaking a PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London which aims to contribute to our understanding of how volcanoes collapse. I am sure that the training received and skills learnt at Lancaster University greatly enhanced my application for PhD programmes and equipped me well for my on-going research.”


(Scholarship)

Lancaster Environment Centre Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Eligible Scheme(s): All LEC Masters degrees

Value of Scholarship(s)

Several scholarships worth £1,500 (UK & EU applicants) and £3,000 (Overseas applicants)

Eligibility

Who can apply: These are open to UK, EU and Overseas applicants

Application Procedure

For further information on how to apply please see website below:
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/postgraduate/taught-masters/funding/

Further Information

http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/postgraduate/taught-masters/funding/



Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. We can also consider applicants with a lower second class (or equivalent) if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work).

Course Fees

£8,000 per year (UK/EU), £18,900 per year (Overseas)


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