Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Volcanology and Geological Hazards

This MSc 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 MSc 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). IELTS: 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

Coursework, presentations, examinations and dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,830 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,415 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

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