Research course

Structural and Petrological Geoscience

The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Research is directed towards high-pressure / temperature experimental, field-based and theoretical studies of topics that are fundamentally significant to lithospheric processes. The group runs two laboratories: one for high P/T experimental petrology, the other for rock deformation studies.

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

The school has a number of research council scholarships available for PhD study. For more informaiton please visit the school website .

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 0776