Volcanoes pose dynamic hazards to people around the world and are sources of both substantial economic gain and loss. Volcanology is a broad and exciting science that encompasses field studies, geophysics, geochemistry, experimental studies, numerical and computational modelling, and hazard and risk mitigation. We are excited to offer new projects for our MSc by Research (Volcanology) programme for the 2020/21 intake. The programme offers graduate students year-long research opportunities in volcanology and is excellent preparation for PhD research in volcanology and allied subjects.
Applications are welcome at any time - there is no specific deadline. We also welcome interest from students wishing to develop their own projects in collaboration with Durham Volcanology Group staff. Please contact the potential supervisor with the most relevant research interests.
Entry: via application form here and following successful interview.
Duration: 12 months [or 24 months part-time].
Entry requirements: 2.1 Bachelor's degree or above (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Assessment: research dissertation.
Throughout the MSc project successful students will be integrated into the vibrant, active volcanology research group within the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University. Training will include:
General University information on tuition fees and funding for postgraduate research is located here. Specific information on tuition fees for this programme can be found here ("Laboratory Based (PGR)" fees apply). For most projects, basic research costs are met by the supervisor. The student will be liable for costs associated with the optional field course (around £600), for optional conference attendance and for additional research costs for some projects (check individual project proposals here).