University of Sheffield

Department of Geography

MSc Polar and Alpine Change


The University of Sheffield

Western Bank

Sheffield, England S10 2TN

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Polar and Alpine Change

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Polar and Alpine Change explores environments, and underlying causes for change, in cold climate parts of the globe. The course aims to educate graduates from a range of science-based disciplines in the concerns over polar and alpine regions by teaching them about the environments found there, and their ongoing changes, whilst delivering skills in scientifically analysing and interpreting these changes. The course provides training for future researchers in this environment, as we believe that understanding the mechanisms and consequences of change will be of major importance in the scientific study of the region for some time to come. Hence the course has a strong research emphasis.


We are pleased to offer the Sheffield Scholarship 2016 to all US students commencing a Taught Masters programme in September 2016. The scholarships are: • £2,000 if your tuition fees are between £14,500 and £16,500 • £2,500 for each student paying fees of £16,501 and upwards We also offer scholarships of 50% of the course fee which will be offered on the basis of academic merit.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 7 (with no less than 5.5 in each part), or TOEFL 600 with TWE 5.0 (paper based) or TOEFL 250 with TWE 5.0 (computer based) or TOEFL 100 (iBT) or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 13990 GBP

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