An upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences or related subjects); OR a Masters degree in a relevant subject; AND suitable references (normally two academic references or, where an applicant has been out of education for some time, one academic reference and one employer's reference).
Months of entry
Our expertise in Earth Sciences is spread across eight discipline-based Research Groups, which are strategically integrated into four interdisciplinary Research Themes underpinned by departmental and university equipment-based facilities. The scope and activities of research carried out under the Themes are aligned with larger interdisciplinary Research Centres and Institutes spread across Durham University.
All degrees have annual progress assessment procedures and an oral defense upon completion.
Climate and Environmental Change; Geoenergy, Resources and Waste; Geohazards; Solid Earth
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. This is normally an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no category less than 6.0.
Fees and funding
Research Council Studentships; Cerees Geo-Energy Scholarship Programme
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Department of Earth Sciences