Research course

Geology / Geoscience

Institution
Keele University · Earth Sciences and Geography
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

  • Individual Research Offices and Institutes – Before submitting an application to undertake a research degree at Keele, you are advised to contact the relevant Research Office or Institute. This will allow you to discuss your research proposal, available supervision and the entry requirements of the research programme.
  • Qualifications and experience – any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirement
  • Research programmes – entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.
  • Non-standard qualifications – if your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated, please contact the relevant Research Office or Institute to discuss whether your application would be considered.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

'Geosystems' research in Geology / Geoscience combines expertise in geophysics, petrology, volcanology, sedimentology, structural geology and palaeontology.

It draws together experts from three internationally recognised research groups:

Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group

Basin Dynamics Research Group

Keele Petrology Group

The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group focuses on the application of geophysical techniques to engineering, environmental and archaeological problems.

Research by the Basin Dynamics Research Group ranges from sedimentary basins, their controls, fill, and subsequent deformation and inversion, to petroleum geoscience, palaeoecology and biogeography.

The Keele Petrology Group studies modern and ancient igneous (and metamorphic) systems, using a wide range of field, geochemical, isotopic, and quantitative textural techniques.

Our research is supported by the Research Councils UK, charities, as well as European and Industrial sponsors. The Basin Dynamics Research Group is a member of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas.'Geosystems' research in Geology / Geoscience combines expertise in geophysics, petrology, volcanology, sedimentology, structural geology and palaeontology.

It draws together experts from three internationally recognised research groups:

The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Research Group focuses on the application of geophysical techniques to engineering, environmental and archaeological problems.

Research by the Basin Dynamics Research Group ranges from sedimentary basins, their controls, fill, and subsequent deformation and inversion, to petroleum geoscience, palaeoecology and biogeography.

The Keele Petrology Group studies modern and ancient igneous (and metamorphic) systems, using a wide range of field, geochemical, isotopic, and quantitative textural techniques.

Our research is supported by the Research Councils UK, charities, as well as European and Industrial sponsors. The Basin Dynamics Research Group is a member of the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil and Gas.

Department specialisms

Forensic geophysics (Dr Jamie Pringle) Archaeological and military geoscience (Dr Jamie Pringle) Structural geology, basin modelling & petroleum-related research (Dr Stuart Clarke, Dr Stuart Egan) Palaeontology (Dr Michael Montenari) Igneous petrology and volcanology (Dr Ralf Gertisser) Igneous and metamorphic petrology (Dr Ralf Halama)

Information for international students

Candidates require an IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Lisa Cartlidge
Email
l.j.cartlidge@keele.ac.uk
Phone
(+44) 01782 734331