Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Glaciology

This course is designed to provide students 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. Students gain high-level, subject-specific expertise in the critically-important study areas of glaciology, glacial geological and glacial geomorphological investigation.

Entry requirements

Good undergraduate degree 2.2 (UK) or above, equating to a mark of 56.5 or above in a related subject. Mature candidates may be considered on the basis of relevant experience.

Course modules

Modules include: advanced research skills; glaciological field techniques; approaches to glaciology; glacial processes and products; spatial data acquisition; fundamentals of remote sensing and geographical information systems; research dissertation in glaciology.

Assessment methods

The taught part of the course (part 1) is delivered and assessed through lectures, student seminars, practical exercises, case studies, course work and formal examinations. The subsequent successful submission of a 12,000 word research dissertation (part 2) leads to the award of an MSc.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,125 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences
Telephone number: 
01970 622606