University of Sheffield
Polar and Alpine Change
During this course students will explore some of the most dramatic environmental and climatic changes on the planet. Study will be supported by the work of the Climate and Cryosphere research group, and students will develop their field skills on a research trip to a polar or alpine environment. The course is aimed at those planning a polar or alpine environmental career or continuing to PhD study.
A good 2.1 or 1st Class Honours degree in geography or in science-based subjects such as earth/ocean/environmental sciences, geology, physics, biology, and mathematics. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Modules include: research design in analysis of environmental systems; polar and alpine climates; polar and alpine environments; current issues in polar and alpine environments; polar/alpine field course; dissertation. Optional modules: introduction to geographic information systems (GIS); geochemical techniques in environmental analysis; unlocking sedimentary archive.
Assessment includes: coursework assignments; dissertation.
A number of departmental bursaries are available for masters students. Further funding may be available. Please contact us for details.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2016||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2016||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Sheffield||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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