Research course

Earth Sciences

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment
Qualifications
PhDMPhilMResMSc by research

Entry requirements

Good first degree and/or Masters qualification in a subject relevant to the chosen area of specialisation.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

One of the top-rated schools in Britain with over 50 active research staff. We have excellent laboratory and computing facilities. Many research projects have links to industry including co-supervision.
We offer PhD projects in:
Pure and Applied Geophysics; Earth Surface Science; Engineering Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Geomagnetism; Geophysics and Tectonics; Palaeontology; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis; Sedimentology; Seismology; Structural Geology/Tectonics; Basin Analysis; Vulcanology and Economic Geology.

Department specialisms

Pure and Applied Geophysics; Engineering Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Geomagnetism; Palaeontology; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis; Sedimentology; Seismology; Structural Geology/Tectonics; Basin Analysis; Vulcanology and Economic Geology.

Information for international students

Strong tradition of research on all continents. Excellent training opportunities with options of relevant Masters courses and an extensive range of generic skills courses.

Fees and funding

NERC quota and tied studentships, industrial funding, EU (HCM), university scholarships, ORS and Dorothy Hodgkin awards for eligible international students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36+ months

MPhil

full time
24 months

MRes

full time
12+ months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Michelle Lesnianski
Email
apply-phd@see.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
0113 343 1634
Fax
0113 343 6716