Research course

Earth Sciences

University of Leeds · School of Earth and Environment

Entry requirements

Acceptance onto a research degree programme is dependent upon strong academic credentials and research potential, a well defined research project, and the availability of academic staff to supervise your research. If you are applying with your own project, please note that it can take some time to reach a decision on your application, because we must try and match your proposed research to available supervisory expertise.

The minimum requirement for all of our research degrees is a British Bachelors 2.1 (or equivalent) although many of our PGRs also have a Postgraduate Masters degree in a subject area that is relevant to their research interests.

Months of entry

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

Course content

We offer research degrees in:

  • Applied geoscience
  • Climate and atmospheric science
  • Earth surface science
  • Geophysics and tectonics
  • Sustainability

Join us at our Masters Open Day to find out more about our courses.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will be required to produce evidence of an English language qualification. The University accepts the following qualifications and scores:

  • IELTS: An overall band of 6.0 with 5.5 score in ALL components (Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening).
  • iBT TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): An overall score of 87, with no less than Listening 20; Reading 20; Speaking 22; Writing 21

Fees and funding

Please see the scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months

Course contact details

Ms Michelle Lesnianski
0113 343 1634