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Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids MPhil - 2014 entry | The University of Manchester
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Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids MPhil

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Degree awarded
MPhil
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

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

Physics and Chemistry of minerals and Fluids, studies the structure, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids.

Innovative applications of advanced analytical, spectroscopic and imaging techniques are combined with theory to model the geometric and electronic structures and properties of minerals and their surfaces, fluid species, and mineral-fluid interactions. Various cutting edge techniques mean we can study, for example, the structure and chemistry of potentially toxic metals from their presence as trace elements in solution, through the formation of colloidal particles, and on to sorption at mineral surfaces, or precipitation as part of a solid phase.

Fees

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

  • MPhil (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
  • MPhil (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/

Academic department overview

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

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

English language

Overseas students would need to demonstrate competence in English Language, for example, 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

Physics and Chemistry of minerals and Fluids, studies the structure, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids.

Innovative applications of advanced analytical, spectroscopic and imaging techniques are combined with theory to model the geometric and electronic structures and properties of minerals and their surfaces, fluid species, and mineral-fluid interactions. Various cutting edge techniques mean we can study, for example, the structure and chemistry of potentially toxic metals from their presence as trace elements in solution, through the formation of colloidal particles, and on to sorption at mineral surfaces, or precipitation as part of a solid phase.

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