Research course

Earth Sciences

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements

Candidates require a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Our interdisciplinary research group aims to develop an integrated understanding of the evolution of the Earth system whilst exploring and exploiting links to environmental engineering, biotechnology and planetary science. We collaborate very closely in this mission with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).

Research themes

Solid Earth

This theme develops a fully quantitative understanding of the mechanisms and drivers that control the movement and reactivity of fluids and heat within the Earth's crust

Fingerprinting the Carbon Cycle

We are an emergent, world-leading group in understanding the carbon cycle. Uniquely, we fingerprint signatures of carbon behaviour that underpin larger-scale processes and their impact on the environment and society.

Solar System Volatiles

This theme directly addresses the grand challenge of understanding the origin and distribution of life throughout the Solar System and beyond.

Quantitative Geomorphology

We examine how landscapes respond to environmental change and how we can overcome the hazards and minimise societal risks that arise from these responses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72-96 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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