Taught course


Aberystwyth University · Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

2.ii with 56.5% overall average or above in relevant discipline. Please see our website for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Aberystwyth MSc in Glaciology is designed to provide you with a range of skills appropriate for the practical and theoretical challenges of glaciological research, but which are also highly relevant to wider earth science and physical geographical contexts and employment beyond.

Supported by the world-class staff at the department of geography and earth sciences (DGES), you will gain high-level, subject-specific expertise in the critically-important study areas of glaciology, glacial geological and glacial geomorphological investigation. The department's careful balance of intense tutoring and independent study will thoroughly prepare you for further doctoral study and specialist employment.

In addition, you will develop a broad range of personal and practical skills through new experiences in managing teams and individuals, planning, implementing and evaluating research programmes, and the use of field and satellite technology. Whether you progress into related geographical employment or not, these sought-after skills and experiences will enhance your employability and impress prospective employers. Your mastery of analytical and applied skills and strategies will stand you in good stead throughout your career in which ever sector you choose.

The DGES invites applications from postgraduate students in a range of related disciplines including geologists, geographers and environmental earth scientists.

Information for international students

Entry requirement: min. IELTS 7.0 (Unless the applicant's first language is English or holds a UK degree). See our website for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check our website for information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ffion Hoare
+44(0)1970 622 2643