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PhD Earth Science / Programme details

Year of entry: 2020

Programme description

Studying the Earth is fundamental to understanding the processes by which the Earth is formed. Earth Sciences research within the Department makes use of geophysics techniques such as seismology to investigate erosion, tectonics, sedimentation and volcanism processes. Geomorphology research is on-going to allow understanding of processes that shape and transform the Earth. There is also substantial research taking place on sedimentary geology, and on structural geology and rock physics, which allow understanding of diverse processes including fracking, carbon sequestration and magma chamber evolution.

Additional fee information

 For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD/MPhil (full-time) UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £7,000, Band 2 £9,500, Band 3 £14,000. International students (per annum): Band 1 £26,000, Band 2 £29,000, Band 3 £31,500.
  • PhD/MPhil (part-time) UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £3,500, Band 2 £4,750, Band 3 £7,000. International students (per annum): Band 1 £13,000, Band 2 £14,500, Band 3 £15,750.

Scholarships and bursaries

The department has a number of research council scholarships available for PhD study. For more information please visit the department website .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email .