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Glaciology, MSc by Research

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physical Geography

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The MSc by Research in Glaciology allows you to undertake a yearlong individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research. Your glaciology research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and field work, as well as your involvement in one of our established research groups. While this programme usually finishes after a year, it can be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree in the appropriate circumstances. Swansea is a research-led University and our department makes a significant contribution.

In the latest Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of Geography research at Swansea was judged to be of international quality, and 60% was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

You will have access to:

  • a computer laboratory dedicated to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • a remote sensing computer laboratory with 10 high-performance Linux workstations
  • Specialist laboratory suites for stable isotope ratio analysis; tree ring analysis; extraction and identification of organic compounds; pollen extraction and analysis; rainfall simulation; tephra analysis; soil and sediment characterization.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,327

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree or equivalent in geography or a related field. Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).