This unique MSc provides you with the opportunity to study with the largest group of volcanologists and environmental scientists in the UK. Training in volcanology encompasses field, theoretical and laboratory components, with visits to study volcanic rocks in the nearby Lake District and a popular optional fieldtrip to Etna.
Taught modules cover the physical processes that generate volcanic and other geological hazards, together with hazard mitigation and management. Optional modules allow you to study with experts on other types of environmental hazards such as flooding, or pick up key skills in environmental data analysis and modelling.
Your dissertation research topic will be defined in collaboration with one of the many internationally recognised experts in LEC, preparing you for further research or work in international organisations such as Volcanological Observatories, or Environmental Agencies in the UK and overseas.
To encourage breadth in our cohort, we offer students with a less numerate background the chance to develop their mathematical skills through a non-assessed support module designed specifically for Masters students.
- Dissertation Project
- Geographical Hazards
- Disaster Management
- Physical Volcanology
- Three optional modules from a selection of relevant Environmental and Geographical modules (subject to change)