Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


MSc(Res) Polar and Alpine Change Programme
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

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 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.

We invite applications from students who are performing 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 --- for example, Physical Geography, Environmental / Earth / Ocean Sciences, Geology, Physics, and Natural Science.

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


Our next Postgraduate Event will be on Wednesday 24th November 2021. This is an online event. There the course director will describe the programme and answer your questions, and you can chat with a current student to hear their study experience. If you wish to attend the event, please register here.

We are considering applications for September 2022 entry.

Further details about the course can be found at:

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