MSc degree in Quaternary Science offers comprehensive and flexible postgraduate
training in the established yet dynamic field of Quaternary Science, with the
academic emphasis being on the time-dependent processes affecting environmental
change. The MSc is taught by members of
the Centre for Quaternary Research (CQR) at Royal, a leading interdisciplinary
research centre in the field of Quaternary Science. Expertise within the group
covers geochronology, palaeoenvironmental proxies, sedimentology and stratigraphy,
human evolution, tephrochronology and palaeoclimatology amongst others, as well
as a range of technical skills such as micromorphology and stable isotope
analysis. We are in a unique position to
convey research knowledge, experience and skills that will have direct
relevance to employability, as well as research training for further education,
namely doctoral research. This
University of London degree complies fully with the QAA Descriptors for a
Master’s Level qualification as 100% of its learning outcomes are at the
advanced (M) level. Further details are
aims of the MSc Quaternary Science are:
To provide a conversion programme for students of, for example, Biology,
Physical Geography, Geology, Ecology, Archaeology, Oceanography, Environmental
Science who wish to develop or augment a background in global environmental
history and processes.
To provide a training programme for students intending to progress to a PhD
who require fundamental training in appropriate palaeoenvironmental,
stratigraphical and/or quantitative principles and methods.
To provide a vocational programme for teachers and professional
scientists who desire or require a fuller understanding of the time-dependent
elements of environmental change as essential context for their career.
students of the course are now employed by national scientific policy making
and implementing agencies such as Natural England, the British Geological
Survey and the Environment Agency, within government Research Councils, science
publishing, higher education institutions, and as teachers and researchers.
Many of our alumni are also currently undertaking doctoral programmes in the UK