Research course (will run subject to approval)

Geophysics and Tectonics

University of Leeds · Faculty of Environment

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

Our research is dedicated to understanding the structure and evolution of Earth from core to surface. We study deep-Earth structure and dynamics, including the generation of Earth’s magnetic field, along with deformation and lithospheric processes in both the continents and oceans, with a strong focus on rheology, geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction and rates of processes. We use this knowledge to assess earthquake and volcanic hazards, and to better understand the evolution of other planets.

Our research activity is conducted in but not limited to the following areas:

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

The University’s Language Centre offers the Academic English for Postgraduate Studies pre-sessional course, which teaches the necessary language and academic study skills required for a research degree programme.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Research degrees admissions team