UCL Earth Sciences

GEOLGG02 MSc Geoscience Research Proposal

GEOLGG02 MSc Geoscience Research Proposal

This MSc provides an introduction to geohazards, research methods and field techniques, together with advanced courses in seismology, volcanology, hydrogeological hazards and meteorology.


To develop the participants ability to plan research particularly in relation to:

  1. Assessing previous work from the literature and identifying research needs;
  2. Planning work including the assessment of risks and costs and time needed.


Knowledge of:

  • How to assess the current state of knowledge from the literature;
  • Safety procedures.

Understanding of:

  • The balance of cost/time and outcomes in research;
  • The need to base research on the current state of knowledge.


A ‘Research Proposal’ will be presented before the commencement of the MSc research project. That will include: preliminary literature review; project objectives; outline of methods; costing; and, where necessary, a safety assessment. The document will not be less than 6000 words.

Title MSc Geoscience Research Proposal
Coordinator Dr Paul Upchurch
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Term 2
Credits 15
Written Exam  
Coursework 100%
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