This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology,
geomorphology, climate change, Quaternary science, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.
The programme targets those wishing to gain an intensive research experience and expand their knowledge and skills before progressing to a PhD. Training is provided via a research apprenticeship within our Ice and
Climate Research (ICERS) cluster of academic and postdoctoral staff. Students carry out a major Research Project under supervision by ICERS staff. Another key feature of the programme is a summer Field Course
module, whose provisional destination is Western Greenland.
We invite applications from students who perform at (a minimum) good Upper-Second Class undergraduate level at a UK university or have graduated at that level, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, e.g.,
Physical Geography, Environmental / Earth / Ocean Sciences, Geology, Physics, Mathematics and Natural Science.
Many graduates from our programme have gone on to secure competitive PhD places. Others have pursued careers as environmental professionals.
Our next Open Day will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 as an online event. At the session, I and my colleagues will describe the programme and answer your questions. If you wish to attend the event, please register here:
Further details about the programme can be found at:
. We are considering applications for September 2024 entry.
Programme Director, MSc(Res) in Polar and Alpine Change
Dr Jeremy Ely (he/him)
Lecturer in Physical Geography
Department of Geography
University of Sheffield