Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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 and reconstruction, Quaternary science, geochronology, 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 the Ice and Climate Research (ICERS) cluster of academic and postdoctoral staff and research students. Our students carry out a major Research Project under supervision by ICERS staff. Another key feature of the programme is a summer Field Course module. Its provisional destination is Western Greenland, although alternative field locations may be considered that reflect the interests and experience of our staff.

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

Many of our alumni have gone on to secure competitive PhD places. Some alumni have pursued their career as environmental professionals.

Our next Open Day will be on Wednesday 26th February 2020. We are considering applications for September 2020 entry.

If you wish to attend the Open Day, please book a place here: 

Further details about the course can be found at:

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9019 Tromsø
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