Research course

Earth Sciences

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

For entry requirements for this course, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/earth-sciences

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Underpinned by substantial external funding, the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences vibrant research environment provides our PhD and MPhil students with opportunities to work with world experts and use high-quality research equipment.

Each year approximately 15 students are recruited for PhD degrees, who benefit from participating in teaching exercises, School activities and essential skills-training experiences. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 94% of our School of Earth and Environmental Science’s research outputs were deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment include:

  • 3D seismic laboratory - We use high-resolution, industry-sourced seismic data and cutting-edge analytical and interpretive techniques to address a wide ranging of research questions.
  • Electron microbeam facility- Our microscope can be used to image objects such as minerals and microfossils at a magnification far exceeding the capabilities of an optical microscope.
  • Terrestrial laser scanner- Offering superior measurement capability in adverse atmospheric conditions.
  • RV Guiding Light - Our coastal research vessel enables us to better understand marine issues, from sea level rise through coastal erosion and management.
  • Palaeoclimate and climate systems facility- Offering high precision trace element and stable isotope analyses in a range of natural materials.

Information for international students

With over 8,500 international students from more than 130 countries, you will be joining a diverse and inspiring academic community.

For further information about our English language requirements, please visit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements

Fees and funding

For information about fees and funding, please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/earth-sciences

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    42 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk