Taught course

Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution PhD

University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
PhD by taughtMPhil

Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD with Integrated Study has been developed to provide a new route to the internationally-respected British PhD degree by incorporating subject knowledge, research training and the development of transferable skills.

The programme normally lasts for four years and combines a broad foundation in atmospheric science and air pollution through taught and assessed coursework, with the full research training and experience of a traditional PhD within which a student pursues their own research in a tightly-focused area.

The course combines taught modules (taken during years 1 and 2), in the areas of meteorology and air pollution, selected to match the candidate’s background, interests and research topic, with independent research work (performed predominantly in years 3 and 4), leading to the award of a PhD degree.

Information for international students

  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,778 FT
International students
£27,360 FT only

The School is the lead institution for the NERC-funded CENTA Doctoral Training Centre, which funds between five and seven PhD UK/EU studentships at Birmingham each year. Learn more about fees and funding.

For further information contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards via the online enquiries system.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD by taught
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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