Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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Graduate Programmes

Masters in Polar Studies

A nine month, research-led Master's Degree offering the opportunity to conduct research in the fields of:

Polar Remote Sensing
Polar Biology (in conjunction with the British Antarctic Survey)
Polar Governance
The course offers specialist research and focused training in two areas; Social Sciences and Humanities, including the anthropology of northern peoples, and indigenous knowledge systems; and in Polar Physical Sciences, focusing on remote sensing of polar environments, the high-latitude marine geological record, glaciology and climate change, and for the first time, in polar biology. These latter projects will be delivered in conjunction with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, also based in Cambridge.

The course can also offer the opportunity to work in the unique archives of the Institute.

The main focus of the course is in the production of a 20,000 word Thesis, supervised by Institute staff. Many students treat this as a springboard towards a Ph.D. degree.

Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Dates subject to change, please check website for more information. April; funding deadlines may be as early as October.

Funding information available at as well as from individual colleges.

9 months
Glaciology, Remote Sensing, Biology, Modelling, Anthropology, Geopolitics, Permafrost, Indigenous Cultures

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