Research course

Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMSc by research

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, April, June, September

Course content

Physics and Chemistry of minerals and Fluids, studies the structure, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids.

Innovative applications of advanced analytical, spectroscopic and imaging techniques are combined with theory to model the geometric and electronic structures and properties of minerals and their surfaces, fluid species, and mineral-fluid interactions. Various cutting edge techniques mean we can study, for example, the structure and chemistry of potentially toxic metals from their presence as trace elements in solution, through the formation of colloidal particles, and on to sorption at mineral surfaces, or precipitation as part of a solid phase.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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