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About the program
Our Masters of Earth Sciences (Advanced) deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to earth sciences.
Breakthroughs in this research are brought straight to the classroom through a range of diverse courses from different earth science disciplines and training on how to gather data and interpret them are offered, as well as expert supervision for your extensive research project. There’s a broad range of research topics for you to choose from, including biogeochemistry, ocean and climate change, seismology and mathematical geophysics, and experimental petrology.
This course is only offered as an Advanced program and focusses on completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.
Dr Rhodri Davies is a researcher and lecturer at the Research School of Earth Sciences. His research interests lie in solid Earth geophysics; mantle dynamics; thermal and thermo-chemical mantle convection; large igneous provinces, volcanic hotspots/intra-plate volcanism; mantle plumes; links between Earth's surface and its deep interior; subduction dynamics; subduction-zone magmatism; adaptive mesh numerical methods for geophysical flows. He has been at the forefront of research developing sophisticated tools for simulating mantle convection, whilst also demonstrating the power of these to improve our understanding of mantle dynamics.