Are you a student seeking Masters-level research training and experience in cryospheric science? You may be interested in pursuing a MSc(Res) in Polar and Alpine Change, available through the Department of Geography at University of Sheffield, UK.

This one-year MSc(Res) programme should interest students seeking Masters-level research training and experience within the broad subject area of cold-regions science. Its research areas include glaciology, geomorphology, climate change, Quaternary science, and oceanic and atmospheric processes.

The programme targets those wishing to gain an intensive research experience and expand their knowledge and skills before progressing to a PhD. Training is provided via a research apprenticeship within our Ice and Climate Research (ICERS) cluster of academic and postdoctoral staff. Students carry out a major Research Project under supervision by ICERS staff. Another key feature of the programme is a summer Field Course module, whose provisional destination is Western Greenland.

We invite applications from students who perform at (a minimum) good Upper-Second Class undergraduate level at a UK university or have graduated at that level, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, e.g., Physical Geography, Environmental / Earth / Ocean Sciences, Geology, Physics, Mathematics and Natural Science.

Many graduates from our programme have gone on to secure competitive PhD places. Others have pursued careers as environmental professionals.

We are considering applications for September 2024 entry.

Questions about the programme? Come to Open Day.

Our next Open Day will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 as an online event. This info session will describe the programme in detail and provide an opportunity for prospective students to ask questions. If you wish to attend the event, click the button to register below.