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
We offer research degrees in:
- Applied geoscience
- Climate and atmospheric science
- Earth surface science
- Geophysics and tectonics
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
Course contact details
- Ms Michelle Lesnianski
- 0113 343 1634