Cambridge Volcanology

Our mission is to:

  • Undertake pioneering and exciting research into magmatic and volcanic processes and their impacts through integrated field, remote sensing, laboratory and theoretical approaches
  • Provide and support volcanological training and research at undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral levels
  • Interface research activities and our development of advanced volcano surveillance techniques with the volcano observatory community and other end users
  • Promote public understanding of volcanology

Research themes

Research focuses on development of novel volcano surveillance techniques, detailed investigations of individual volcanoes and significant eruptions, fundamental studies of volcano-atmosphere-climate interactions, experimental work on eruption dynamics, and petrological and geochemical studies of the evolution of magmas.

Teaching & research

Undergraduate courses in volcanology are taught in the Earth Sciences and Geography Departments. Volcanology modules are also available in the master’s course in Environmental Science.