Research course

Department of Geology

University of Leicester · Department of Geology

Entry requirements

Normally applicants are required to have a first class or good 2nd-class honours degree (or its equivalent) in Geology, although people with other qualifications or experience will be considered.

Months of entry

September, July

Course content

Large multidisciplinary international department. All students attend seminars and courses on research methods, fieldwork techniques, lecture delivery, poster presentation, the use of library resources, the writing of scientific papers and analytical techniques in the laboratory as required. Students write reports and present seminars on their research as it develops. A competitive award is available to enable a student to present a paper at an international conference.

Department specialisms

Applied Geology; Geophysics; Tectonics; Physical Volcanology; Geochemistry; Sedimentology; Stratigraphy; Palaeontology; Micropalaeontology; Borehole Research.

Information for international students

Applications invited from overseas. For further details see our postgraduate prospectus and website, then email a member of staff with appropriate research interests.

Fees and funding

NERC, university scholarship, self-funded and industrial funded. Fee waivers sometimes available.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
0116 252 3935
0116 252 3918