Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Volcanology and Geological Hazards

This programme provides training in field, theoretical and laboratory volcanology, including a highly popular field course on Etna. Alongside specialist taught modules on volcanic and other geological hazards, additional modules provide broader training in environmental science, management and data analysis. Students will join our active volcanology research group, conducting a research project alongside internationally recognised experts and participating in many seminars, workshops and discussions. This programme is ideal preparation for PhD research or work in the environment sector, and suitable for students with a wide range of first degrees.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. Applicants with a lower 2nd Class (or equivalent) can be considered if they have relevant work experience (including voluntary work). Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules on offer include: Air quality and climate; data assimilation and integration; environmental management; flood forecasting and flood risk management; geoinformatics; geological hazards; modelling environmental processes; physical volcanology; volcanic process field course.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,830 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,880 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,415 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 510257