Research course

Earth Sciences

Aberystwyth University · Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Entry requirements

A minimum of at least an upper 2nd-class honours degree is required to study for a PhD or a MPhil.

Months of entry

January, December, September

Course content

The institute is committed to developing new interdisciplinary teaching and research and being involved in mainstream geography and interdisciplinary fields. Research is organised on a group basis which also encourages group interaction.

Department specialisms

Glaciology and Glacial Geology; Environmental Geochemistry and Hydrology; Regional Change and Governance; Quaternary Environmental Change; Historical and Cultural Geography.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

78% of research classified as world leading or internationally excellent

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

PhD: 3 years full-time, 5 years part-time.

Course contact details

Sarah Jones
+44 (0)1970 622606