Taught course

Volcanology

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Earth Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours BSc or MSci (or international equivalent) in earth sciences, geographical sciences, chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics or another related subject. Previous professional experience or qualifications can also be put forward for consideration as equivalent to the academic entry requirements given above. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc examines the physical processes governing the behaviour of volcanoes. The programme is taught by leading scientists who are working at the cutting edge of research into volcanoes, and will provide you with a strong background for independent research to PhD level or for a career in industry, the public sector or an NGO.

The programme is designed to equip you with knowledge of the physical processes of volcanoes, including both sub-surface and surficial behaviour, insights into important historical eruptions, understanding of risk and risk mitigation, and instruction and experiential learning on data gathering, handling analysis and presentation to publishable standard.

You will develop a wide range of skills, such as quantitative and computational skills, including the use of statistical and data handling software; proficiency in critical analysis of scientific material from a variety of sources, including primary research documents and original data; and the ability to synthesise concise and informative material produced for a variety of audiences.

Information for international students

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £7,100; Part-time: £3,550
International students
£18,900

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
earth-postgrad@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 5133