M.Phil. in Quaternary Science
The Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) course is equivalent to Master of Science (M.Sc) courses at other British universities.
The Quaternary Science Masters is a full-time, one-year course comprising taught and research dissertation elements.
This course is no longer available.
The course provides an interdisciplinary education, including research experience, in the Quaternary history of oceans and continents and their human inhabitants, emphasising a wide range of timescales of past, present and future global change. The objectives are:
- to introduce students with a first degree background in related disciplines to global change in general, and specifically to the Quaternary history of the earth and its implications for the future;
- to provide training in palaeoenvironmental research methods applicable to the Quaternary (and late Neogene), and related transferable skills, and to develop the capacity for undertaking independent research, in particular for students contemplating the Ph.D. Degree; and
- to provide a professional education for those who need to be familiar with the current state of our understanding of global environmental change.
We welcome applications from current undergraduate students and graduates in all relevant disciplines from British and overseas universities.
Other one-year taught research Master's courses
The Department of Geography runs a range of Masters courses.
- M.Phil. in Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing (ESRC Recognised)
- M.Phil. in Geographical Research (ESRC recognised)
- M.Phil. in Polar Studies (jointly taught with Scott Polar Research Institute)
- M.Phil. in Environment, Society and Development
M.Phil dissertation abstracts
Examples of the dissertations undertaken by M.Phil students over previous years. Copies of these dissertations are available from the Department of Geography Library, University of Cambridge.