Entry requirements

The entry requirements listed here are our typical offer for this course if you wish to begin studying with us in 2021. They should be used as a general guide.

Degree and experience
A 2:1 degree in a relevant subject. Students with a degree that does not fall within this category but who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered. All applicants should provide a full description of any research projects undertaken, relevant work experience and non-academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Geoscience MRes provides the opportunity to contribute to impactful earth sciences research and develop the theory and practical knowledge you’ll need for a successful career as a geoscientist.

You are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary teams within geosciences, collaborating across disciplines such ecology, geography and engineering. You can study areas of earth sciences that most interest you, including igneous petrology, geochemistry, mineral deposits, marine geology, tectonic geomorphology, dryland geomorphology, remote sensing, hydrogeology and hydrochemistry.
Making use of our specialist facilities you will work on your research project under the supervision of an academic member of staff who is an expert in your area of interest. You’ll be linked to our research Centre for Aquatic Environments and Centre for Earth Observation Science, or to research and enterprise groups in Applied Geosciences and Past Human and Environment Dynamics, and benefit from our collaboration with international organisations and universities.
The core MRes research project module is at the heart of the degree and equips you with a fundamental understanding of the research process across a wide and dynamic range of disciplines. You will discuss and develop your idea for this with your supervisor early in the course.
You develop your wider understanding of environmental research through our specialist evaluating research modules including guided reading from journal clubs, research seminars and more informal student led presentations.
Taught modules will support your research specialism or project further training in key research skills such as GIS, qualitative methods or geochemistry.

Information for international students

English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.
International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students. Bursaries and loans may also be available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644