M. S. by Research in Glaciology - Kathmandu University


Kathmandu University

Science and Technology

2 year(s)


The M. S. by Research in Glaciology course focuses on the cryosphere. In this Masters by  Research course we take students to glaciers in the Himalayas and offer research projects in the Himalayan region, focusing on variations of glaciers, glacier-climate interactions,  effects of changes on snow, glaciers, glacial lakes and permafrost on mountain ecosystems. 
 
The program is designed with lectures, seminars and hands on exercises in the first  semester and self study, field work and dissertation thereafter on the Himalayan glacier. 
 
During field visits students will collect glaciological, meteorological and hydrological data from a glacier and glacierized basin and finally they will defend their dissertation at the end 
of the course. 
 
The two year Masters by Research degree consists of 36 credits out of which lectures will cover 15 credits in the first semester. The remaining 21 credits will be allocated for dissertation work in the second, third and fourth semesters.
 
Aim of the Course
The proposed course on M. S. by research in Glaciology aims to producing professionals  with interdisciplinary skills and capacity on cryospheric science. The course is intended to produce graduates with knowledge in glaciological, hydrological and climatological sciences and their applications in cryosphere. Upon completion of the course, the graduates  are expected to be able to: 
  1. Assessing variation of cryosphere with changing environment and climate
  2. Carrying out mass balance measurement of glaciers 
  3. Studying glaciological, hydrological and meteorological condition of mountain river basins
  4. Delivering key role in management of water resources of glacierized river basins
  5. Assessing water induced disaster and glacial hazards such as Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)
 
Admission Requirements for M. S. by Research in Glaciology
Students having completed a 4‐year Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Meteorology, Geosciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering with minimum 2.5  CGPA or 50% or more in aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to  qualified female candidates, marginalized groups and candidates with sound health and high  altitude field work experience.

 

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Admission Requirements for M. S. by Research in Glaciology
Students having completed a 4‐year Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology, Meteorology, Geosciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or Civil Engineering with minimum 2.5  CGPA or 50% or more in aggregate marks are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to  qualified female candidates, marginalized groups and candidates with sound health and high  altitude field work experience.