Research course

Geology

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Earth and Planetary Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Good degree in science.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Birkbeck’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences shares resources, facilities and expertise with UCL’s Department of Earth Sciences, thus offering you access to a unique, world-class research environment. This programme provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop and enhance your general, transferable and specialist research skills. You will gain insight into different research methods and acquire valuable experience of conducting large-scale research projects.

Our key research interests include: igneous petrology and geochemistry; sedimentology; environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; stratigraphy and palaeontology; structural geology; geophysics; palaeoclimatology; planetary geology; and earthquake studies.

Department specialisms

Our key research interests include: igneous petrology and geochemistry; sedimentology; environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; stratigraphy and palaeontology; structural geology; geophysics; palaeoclimatology; planetary geology; and earthquake studies.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

The NERC London Doctoral Training Partnership offers fully funded studentships.

Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Earth and Planatary Sciences
Email
eps@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
020 3073 8032
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7679 2867