Research course

Palaeontology

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

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

January, September, June, April

Course content

Research is directed towards dinosaur limb mechanics, including computer modelling of dinosaur gait, trackway formation and interpretation, including LiDAR digital mapping of sites, palaeopathology, taphonomy, and embryology. The Manchester team is also active in palaeoecological studies of dinosaur sites, the study of fossil lagerstatten in general, and in arthropod taxonomy and palaeoecology.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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