Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it.
Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how, BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation.
Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure, help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. The UK is one of over thirty countries operating scientific research facilities in Antarctica.
Students undertake a research project under the joint supervision of a research scientist at the British Antarctic Survey and a University supervisor in a relevant partner Department, in the Antarctic Studies programme from The University of Cambridge.
Students are usually based at BAS in Cambridge, but will be registered for their degree at the University of Cambridge under one of the partnering departments: Archaeology & Anthropology, Land Economy, Plant Sciences, Zoology, Earth Sciences, Geography and Scott Polar Research Institute, Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, or Chemistry.
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- Thesis / Dissertation
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Climate Studies & Meteorology Biodiversity & Conservation View 3 other Masters in Climate Studies & Meteorology in United Kingdom
- Two academic references
- Evidence of competence in English
- Statement of Interest
International32352 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32352 GBP per year during 36 months.
National8844 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.
- National: £5,306
- International: £19,411
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