University of Bristol

Volcanology

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 a non-governmental organisation. Increasing numbers of the global population being at risk means that volcano hazard prediction and mitigation is a fast-growing and competitive area of research that crosses the boundaries between traditional subject areas. 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,300 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 12,450 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,650 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,650 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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