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Atmospheric Sciences PhD

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Degree awarded
PhD
Duration
36 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Environmental Science. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online.

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

Active in many areas of atmospheric science, exploring a range of physical, chemical and electrical processes. Current research projects include: Radiative transfer, precipitation and cloud electrification; boundary layer processes; aerosol properties; cloud physics and chemistry, and atmospheric pollution in the urban environment. Research carried out in these areas includes field observations, laboratory investigations, theoretical studies and numerical modelling.

Field experiments and interpretation of field observations form the largest part of this group's activities. Recent field experiments have been held in locations across the UK - including Norfolk, Essex, Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Manchester - and further afield - including many European countries, South Korea, USA Australia, Chile and Borneo.

Open days

PhD visit day 27th February 2014 for allocation of NERC DTP studentships

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £6,200, Band 2 £8,850, Band 3 £12,550
    International students (per annum): Band 1 £18,000, Band 2 £18,450, Band 3 £22,050
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £3,100; Band 2 £4,425; Band 3 £6,275
    International students (per annum): Band 1 £9,000; Band 2 £9,225; Band 3 £11,025

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Michael Atherton
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 0776
Facsimile
+44(0)161 306 9361
Email
Website
www.seaes.manchester.ac.uk

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