MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change at University of Sheffield, UK: Advertisement
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MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK
This 1-year Masters in Research (MSc(Res)) course will interest students looking for Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-region science. Possible research areas include process glaciology, palaeoglaciology, Quaternary science, geochronology, oceanic and atmospheric processes, climate reconstruction, climatic change, process geomorphology, and long-term landscape evolution, or any other aspect of cold-region science.
The programme targets those wishing to gain an intensive research experience and expand their range of research skills prior to progressing to a PhD. Training is provided in the form of a research apprenticeship within the Ice and Climate Research (ICERS) cluster of academic and postdoctoral staff, plus PhD and Masters students, with students carrying out a major Research Project under supervision of a team of ICERS staff. Another key feature of the programme is a summer Field Course module, which has for many years been located in Svalbard, but other field locations are sometimes visited that reflect the interests and experience of our staff, including Western Greenland.
We invite applications from students who have at least a good Upper-Second Class undergraduate level degree from a UK University, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject area (for example, Physical Geography, Environmental / Earth / Ocean Science, Geology, Physics, or Natural Science).
Our alumni have gone on to secure competitive PhD (and, subsequently, postdoctoral and academic positions) at research-intensive UK institutions that specialise in cold-regions research, and at institutions further afield, including Norway and Sweden. Other alumni have begun successful careers in the UK as environmental professionals, amongst a diverse range of other career destinations.
Our next Open Day is on Thursday 8th February and we are accepting applications for September 2018 now.