Research course

Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Physics or a related discipline.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmo chemistry applies a fundamental knowledge of isotopes and chemistry together with new observations to understand natural systems. Together with a strong history of designing and building many of its own instruments, group research interests extend from extraterrestrial systems and early solar system processes to addressing some of the key resource and environmental problems society faces today.

We work on precious samples from the moon, mars, rare meteorites and samples returned by NASA missions. Research includes understanding the processes forming the solar system starting material, the rate and timing of the formation of meteorites and early solar system bodies leading to the formation of the terrestrial planets.

We have projects that study how the Earth's mantle works and those that reveal the workings of volcanic systems in place like Iceland. We use isotopes to trace ocean circulation and climate change, investigate safe carbon dioxide sequestration and understand drinking water contamination processes that can affect millions.

Information for international students

Overseas students would need to demonstrate competence in English Language, for example, IELTS score of 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
Band 1 £6,500, Band 2 £8,500, Band 3 £12,750
International students
Band 1 £23,000, Band 2 £25,000, Band 3 £27,000

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Email
pg-earth-sci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 0776