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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 Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline. 

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

Our research is focused on studies into processes controlling land- and sea-scape evolution, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin tectonics, clastic and carbonate sedimentology and environmental change. We have developed novel digital outcrop studies and their application to reservoir modelling.

The group has dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for digital outcrop data collection and analysis (including terrestrial laser scanning) and for the interpretation, modelling and visualisation of 3D seismic data. We also have dedicated facilities for numerical modelling, in addition to central University HPC facilities.

The group runs several major industrial consortia including the rifts Analogues project (TRAP) and the North Africa Research Group (NARG)

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)161 306 9360
Facsimile
+44(0)161 306 9361
Email
Website
www.seaes.manchester.ac.uk

Academic department overview

See: About Us.

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline. 

English language

Overseas students would also need to demonstrate competence in English language, for example, a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Apply online.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme description

Our research is focused on studies into processes controlling land- and sea-scape evolution, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, sedimentary basin tectonics, clastic and carbonate sedimentology and environmental change. We have developed novel digital outcrop studies and their application to reservoir modelling.

The group has dedicated state-of-the-art facilities for digital outcrop data collection and analysis (including terrestrial laser scanning) and for the interpretation, modelling and visualisation of 3D seismic data. We also have dedicated facilities for numerical modelling, in addition to central University HPC facilities.

The group runs several major industrial consortia including the rifts Analogues project (TRAP) and the North Africa Research Group (NARG)

Additional fee information

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

    Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk