UK Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2), or equivalent, in geology, geophysics or a cognate subject. IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all subscores.
Months of entry
This course will provide you with the opportunity to carry out an independent research project under the supervision of our leading academics.
You will receive training in research methods and take a taught course unit in a relevant subject area. The research topic for your project is agreed with a supervisor in advance and can be in any area of the expertise in the department research groups. The project outline will be developed in consultation with your supervisor and project work is carried out in parallel with the taught courses, becoming full-time during the third term.
This Master’s by Research will provide you with a suitable background to work as a research assistant or as the grounding for further study towards a PhD.
See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/earthsciences/prospectivestudents/postgraduateresearch/research.aspx
This course is ideal for graduates in geology and related sciences who wish to carry out independent research over a shorter time period than is possible in a doctorate (PhD) programme. It allows you study at Master's level an aspect of the geological sciences which may not be catered for by specialist MSc programmes.
- You will be involved at every step of the research project - from planning and sample collection, laboratory work, result analysis, to writing your dissertation.
- It is ideal preparation if you are interested in studying for a PhD, but would like to have further preparation and training.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the Department of Earth Science’s research was ranked equal 6th in the UK with 70% rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
- The Department has up-to-date computer interpretation facilities, a full range of modern geochemical laboratories including XRF, quadrupole and multicollector ICP Mass Spectrometry, atmospheric chemistry and a new excimer laser ablation facility, excellent structural modelling laboratories, palaeontology and sedimentology laboratories.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Lynne White
- +44(0)1784 443581