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Earth Sciences

The School of Earth Sciences has strong international links and the presence of researchers from all over the world makes for an exciting and stimulating environment. Research involves the full breadth of the earth sciences and has benefited from major investment in new laboratories and equipment in the past few years. Important initiatives include experimental and theoretical studies of physical, chemical and biological processes of the Earth.

Please note: If you are applying for this programme, you need to select Geology as the programme choice when completing your online application form.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to the PhD project for which you are applying, such as geology, biological sciences, environmental sciences, chemistry or mathematics.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

In recent years the school has been awarded between five and eight NERC and NERC CASE PhD studentships each year. Other sources of funding include industry sponsorship, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and European Union and other scholarships. Applications from self-funding students are welcomed.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time 2,118 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 6 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time 9,235 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time 2,118 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time 20,700 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 9,235 (Year 1) Channel Islands 3 3 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time 4,235 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 20,700 (Year 1) International 3 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time 4,235 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 3 Years

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