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M.Sc. On Campus

Glaciology (by Research)

Swansea University

12 months
Duration
19150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
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About

The Glaciology (by Research) programme from Swansea University allows you to undertake a year-long individual programme of personally and professionally enriching research. 

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Overview

Your glaciology research project will be shaped by participation in activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratory activity and fieldwork, as well as your involvement in Swansea Glaciology Group. While this Glaciology (by Research) programme from Swansea University usually finishes after a year, it can also be used to progress to the second year of a PhD degree. 

You will contribute to our research and learn methods such as computer simulation, satellite remote sensing, or geophysical and geological field methods. Swansea glaciologists work in the Arctic, Antarctic, and most glaciated regions to advance understanding of: 

  • Ice dynamic processes such as iceberg calving and basal processes in relation to ice streams, outlet glaciers and glacier surging;
  • Interactions between ice sheets, solid earth, oceans and atmosphere;
  • Reconstruction of past and prediction of future glacier, permafrost, and snow behaviour and processes;
  • Past and future cryospheric contribution to sea-level rise

Programme Aims

This Glaciology (by Research) programme from Swansea University will provide students with:

  • The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  • Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • This MSc by Research in Glaciology at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. 
  • It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. 
  • A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. 
  • The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). 
  • You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for MSc by Research must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK students: £ 2,250
  • International students: £ 9,600

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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