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Department of Earth Sciences | Masters by Research (MScr) Volcanology

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Program Duration

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Main Subject Area

Earth and Marine SciencesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Earth and Marine Sciences

Degree

MScr

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MScr) Volcanology at Durham University

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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 & Computational Modelling and Hazard & Risk Mitigation. We are excited to offer new projects for our MSc by Research (Volcanology) programme. The programme offers graduate students year-long research opportunities in Volcanology and is excellent preparation for PhD research in Volcanology and allied subjects.


Training & Skills Development


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:


Project-specific technical training from DVG staff.


Weekly seminars in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience on a diverse range of topics.


Weekly Volcanology group meetings that cover a range of topics, including:

  • Presentations and discussions of current research by Durham University researchers and visiting guests;
  • Research paper discussions on hot topics in Volcanology;
  • Writing and presentation skills development via informal student talks and manuscript reviews;
  • Development of volcano-related outreach activities;
  • Joint meetings with other Durham University Research Groups (Geochemistry, Structural and Tectonics).


Optional one-week residential Volcanology field course in Tenerife that covers:

  • Basaltic Volcanism;
  • Explosive Volcanism;
  • Lava Emplacement;
  • Pyroclastic Rocks;
  • Phreatomagmatism;
  • Caldera Formation, Shield Volcanoes, Composite Volcanoes and Scoria Cones;
  • Hazards.


Facilities


  • Experimental Volcanology Lab;
  • Sedimentology lab suitable for granulometric analysis of tephra and pyroclastic deposits;
  • State of the art electron microscopy suite with FEG-SEM with CL and EBSD, TEM;
  • X-ray computed tomography;
  • Microscopy Lab;
  • Full suite of isotope and geochemical laboratories including laser ablation ICPMS;
  • In-house thin-section laboratory, rock crushing and preparation;
  • Mineral Separation;
  • Air quality monitoring instruments;
  • Field equipment including: field scales, GPS units, satellite phones, two-way radios, portable laser range-finders and GoPro cameras.


Our graduates have gone on to a range of exciting and fulfilling careers in sectors such as environmental agencies and consulting companies, industry, scientific journal editorial roles, teaching roles and further academic research. Supervisors and Department mentors provide support and advice about further career steps. Durham University also has a dedicated Careers Centre that provides support for postgraduates in their final year in considering options for the next stage of their career.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Earth and Marine Sciences

Degree

MScr

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Masters by Research (MScr) Volcanology at Durham University

[email protected]


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 & Computational Modelling and Hazard & Risk Mitigation. We are excited to offer new projects for our MSc by Research (Volcanology) programme. The programme offers graduate students year-long research opportunities in Volcanology and is excellent preparation for PhD research in Volcanology and allied subjects.


Training & Skills Development


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:


Project-specific technical training from DVG staff.


Weekly seminars in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience on a diverse range of topics.


Weekly Volcanology group meetings that cover a range of topics, including:

  • Presentations and discussions of current research by Durham University researchers and visiting guests;
  • Research paper discussions on hot topics in Volcanology;
  • Writing and presentation skills development via informal student talks and manuscript reviews;
  • Development of volcano-related outreach activities;
  • Joint meetings with other Durham University Research Groups (Geochemistry, Structural and Tectonics).


Optional one-week residential Volcanology field course in Tenerife that covers:

  • Basaltic Volcanism;
  • Explosive Volcanism;
  • Lava Emplacement;
  • Pyroclastic Rocks;
  • Phreatomagmatism;
  • Caldera Formation, Shield Volcanoes, Composite Volcanoes and Scoria Cones;
  • Hazards.


Facilities


  • Experimental Volcanology Lab;
  • Sedimentology lab suitable for granulometric analysis of tephra and pyroclastic deposits;
  • State of the art electron microscopy suite with FEG-SEM with CL and EBSD, TEM;
  • X-ray computed tomography;
  • Microscopy Lab;
  • Full suite of isotope and geochemical laboratories including laser ablation ICPMS;
  • In-house thin-section laboratory, rock crushing and preparation;
  • Mineral Separation;
  • Air quality monitoring instruments;
  • Field equipment including: field scales, GPS units, satellite phones, two-way radios, portable laser range-finders and GoPro cameras.


Our graduates have gone on to a range of exciting and fulfilling careers in sectors such as environmental agencies and consulting companies, industry, scientific journal editorial roles, teaching roles and further academic research. Supervisors and Department mentors provide support and advice about further career steps. Durham University also has a dedicated Careers Centre that provides support for postgraduates in their final year in considering options for the next stage of their career.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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