University of Bristol

Science

MSc Volcanology

Address:

Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Volcanology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 an NGO.

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.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Physics of Volcanoes and Hazardous Flows
  • Scientific Communication
  • Literature Review (Volcanology)
  • Research Methods in Volcanology

Optional units

  • Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
  • Natural Hazards in Central America
  • Natural Hazards in Central America (without fieldwork)
  • Seismology
  • Volcanic Hazards: Observation, Modelling and GIS

Research project

The final part of the programme consists of a research project. For further information on research projects, please see the School of Earth Sciences website.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.0 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 18.900 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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