The normal minimum entry qualification for PhD studies is an upper second-class Honours degree from a recognised institution. It is important to note that for some research topics, a first degree in a subject other than Geology may be an advantage.
Months of entry
Earth Sciences is a vibrant research and postgraduate teaching department. It currently has 15 full-time academic staff members and one part-time member, together with full-time research staff working on a broad range of research projects.
We undertake research across a wide range of the earth sciences and are always pleased to discuss individual research proposals from students. Past and current PhD students have been and are funded by the research councils, the petroleum industry, the water industry, the European Union, Nirex, the British Council and overseas governments.
Our research groups focus on the following themes:
- Palaeobiology and palaeoenvironments
- Subsurface structure and properties
Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 13 November 2015 and Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays
If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiry Service
- 0121 414 5005