Environmental Dynamics: Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship at Swansea

  • Master
  • Full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend
  • 12 February 2021
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Environmental Dynamics: Fully Funded KESS II MSc by Research Scholarship: The development of electrical self-potential (SP) geophysical methods for monitoring critical infrastructure and high-risk geological hazards

\This scholarships is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for East Wales.\**

Start date: April 2021

TerraDat UK Ltd have been developing world-leading electrical self-potential (SP) geophysical monitoring technology to detect and delineate preferential subsurface water flow pathways from dams and other critical resource infrastructure, and in areas prone to ground instability such as former coal mines. SP is not only unique in its ability of sensing subsurface water flows remotely from the ground surface, but also powerful in quantifying subsurface water fluxes and water saturation if combined with mathematical modelling. The prospective MSc by Research student will play a critical role in the further technical advancement of the SP technology including, in particular, comprehensive in-field testing and calibration, integration with electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) data, and forward and inverse mathematical modelling of the integrated SP and ERT data.

Scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners including SMEs and micro companies, as well as public and third sector organisations. The scholarship provides 1 year funding with a 3 month period to complete the thesis. The achievement of a postgraduate skills development award, PSDA, is compulsory for each KESS II scholar and is based on a 40 credit award.
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Candidates should have a 2.1 or above in their undergraduate degree in geophysics, physics, applied mathematics, civil or environmental engineering or a related STEM subject, and have excellent mathematical skills.
They should also be eligible for UK/EU Fees.
We would normally expect the academic and English Language requirements to be met by point of application. For details on the University‚Äôs English Language entry requirements, please visit ‚Ästhttp://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/englishlanguagerequirements/
For this scholarship students must also have:
  • a home address in East Wales (details below)\* at the time of registration and enrolment
  • the right to take up paid work in the East Wales Area\* on completion of the scholarship

\ East Wales area covers: Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Newport, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham and Flintshire


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The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a stipend. The bursary will be limited to a maximum of £11,819 p.a. dependent upon the applicant's financial circumstances as assessed in section C point 4 on the KESS II Participant Proposal Form. 

There will also be additional funds available for research expenses.

Please note that students receiving KESS II support are not eligible for Postgraduate Master's Degree loan.


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