MSc Volcanology Program By University of Bristol |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    62
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Part Time
  • Start date Jan-2000
This MSc examines the physical processes governing the behaviour of volcanoes. The programme is taught by leading scientists who are working on research related to volcanoes and will provide students with a strong background for independent research to PhD level or for a career in industry, the public sector or a non-governmental organisation. Students will be equipped with knowledge of the physical processes of volcanoes, including both sub-surface and surficial behaviour, insights into important historical eruptions, understanding of risk and risk mitigation, and instruction and experiential learning on data gathering, handling analysis and presentation to publishable standard. Students will also develop a wide range of skills, such as quantitative and computational skills, including the use of statistical and data handling software; proficiency in critical analysis of scientific material from a variety of sources, including primary research documents and original data; and the ability to synthesise concise and informative material produced for a variety of audiences.

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