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


Course content

We aim to produce researchers with strong, transferable research skills, who are internationally recognised in their own fields and understand current environmental and academic research problems.

You will develop your research skills primarily by completing a project under supervision. These skills include:

  • data collection
  • manipulation of the data
  • data interpretation and modelling
  • critical analysis
  • literature surveys
  • presentation skills, through international conferences

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PG Recruitment
+44 (0)151 794 5927