Research course

Earth and Ocean Sciences

University of Liverpool · Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements for postgraduate students are a good 2:1 or first class Honours degree (or equivalent). The degree may be in any branch of Earth and Ocean Sciences and we also welcome applications from students in other subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Materials Science or Life Sciences, who wish to move into the Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Months of entry

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

Course content

As one of the four subject disciplines within the School of Environmental Sciences we undertake fundamental and applied research within Earth and Ocean Sciences. The school’s an attractive destination for staff who are leaders in their fields and we’re well-funded for both research and teaching.

We place a high value on our thriving Postgraduate Research (PGR) and have over 90 active PGR students with 25 PGR students contributing to our wide-ranging research work.

To find out more about the research topics and the ongoing research studentships available, please visit our Postgraduate Research page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
48-84 months


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927