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Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change provides a cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of past, present, and future changes in Earth?s climate and environment. The course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climate change, the scientific basis and limitations of climate change models, and data collection techniques. It combines the international research strengths of staff within the School of the Environment and Society in environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development. The breadth of the course means the dissertation component can range from applied science to management and students are encouraged to seek industrial links for this aspect. Compulsory modules cover: scientific and analytical techniques including laboratory, field, Earth observation and computer skills recent and future climate and environmental change as well as providing a sound understanding of the basis and limitations of current climate assessments. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate complex scientific arguments to broad audiences. Optional modules allow the course to be tailored to individual management or scientific needs. CAREER PROSPECTS: Graduates from this course will have broad knowledge of the current scientific issues underpinning climate change and environmental and ecosystem dynamics, and the practical problem solving, ICT, and communication skills required for a successful career in the environmental service industry, regulating bodies or academia. FUNDING: UKEU Students: Fully-funded (fees and stipend) ESF Bursaries. Closing date is 8 July 2011. For further details see: http:www.swan.ac.ukenvironment_societyPostgraduateStudy International Students: For details of scholarships for international students visit: http:www.swan.ac.ukscholarshipsInternationalScholarshipsandbursaries DETAILED MODULE LISTING: Compulsory Modules: Science Skills and Research Methods: Provides students with the basic scientific skills to conduct postgraduate studies in the area of environmental dynamics and climate change. Topics covered include the philosophy of science, experimental design, library and internet sources, data analysis and presentation skills. Mapping and Monitoring the Changing Environment from Space: Explains the use of remote sensing as a tool for gathering and analyzing information about human resources and the natural environment. It is appropriate for students who would find it valuable to understand how information about human activity and environmental change is retrieved from images of the Earth acquired by satellite or aircraft instruments. Emphasis is placed on the role of ongoing missions in providing operational information for science and society. Elements of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) appropriate for dealing with spatially-explicit image data are examined. Lecture material is supported by hands-on experience exploring satellite images in a computer environment. Introduction to Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change: Aims to explain and understand past, present and potential future changes in the Earth?s climate and environment. It provides a cross-disciplinary approach to environmental processes and dynamics operating on land, in the oceans and in the atmosphere on a global and regional scale. Em
Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The MSc in Environmental Dyna...