MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK)
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MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
write with information about this 1-year Masters of Research (MSc(Res))
course offered by our university, which may interest applicants looking
for Masters-level research training within the broad subject area of
cold-region science. Possible research areas include alpine and ice
sheet glaciology, glacial or cold-regions geomorphology, polar or alpine
climatology, dating of cold-region landforms (e.g. using luminescence
or OSL thermochronology), long-term cold-region landscape evolution, or
any other aspect of cold-region science.
The programme targets
those wishing to gain research experience and skills before progressing
to a PhD, and is founded on the expertise of the group of Ice and
Climate Researchers in my department. Training is delivered via a major
Research Project that the student carries out with regular supervision.
Another key feature of the programme is a Field-Course module visiting
Svalbard, Norway for 4-5 weeks in the summer.
applicants who perform at least at good Upper-Second Class undergraduate
level (and show First Class potential) from a UK University, or with an
international equivalent, in subjects such as Physical Geography,
Environmental / Earth / Ocean Sciences, Geology, Physics, and Natural
Science. Applicants are asked to show evidence of engagement with and/or
aptitude in geoscientific research.
A great many of our
graduates from the former MSc version of the course have moved on
successfully to PhD studies in glaciology, climate science,
biogeochemistry, and planetary science.
Our next Open Day is on Friday 28th April 2017 and the application round for 2017/18 entry is open.
Best wishes, Darrel Swift, Director, MSc(Res) in Polar and Alpine Change
Dr Darrel A Swift FRGS Lecturer in Geoscience Department of Geography University of Sheffield SHEFFIELD S10 2TN UK Tel.: +44 (0) 114 222 7959 (direct line) Tel.: +44 (0) 114 222 7900 (dept office) Fax.: +44 (0) 114 222 7907 Email: [hidden email]