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PhD Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

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, Environmental Science or a related discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online .

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-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.

Open days

Postgraduate research open day - 25th October 2017

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/open-days-fairs/open-day/

NERC DTP interview day for funded studentships - 23rd February 2018

http://www.sees.manchester.ac.uk/our-research/phdprojectsfor2018/research-topics/

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £6,500, Band 2 £8,500, Band 3 £12,750
    International students (per annum): Band 1 £23,000, Band 2 £25,000, Band 3 £27,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £3,250; Band 2 £4,250; Band 3 £6,375
    International students (per annum): Band 1 £11,500; Band 2 £12,500; Band 3 £13,500

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 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
See: About Us .

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