Research course

Department of Geology

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Geology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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.

MPhil by research (normally 1 to 2 years) PhD by research (full-time normally 3 years; part-time up to 6 years)

Months of entry

July, September

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 http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology, 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

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
Email
geology@le.ac.uk
Phone
0116 252 3935
Fax
0116 252 3918