Taught course

Geochemistry

Institution
University of St Andrews · Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Geochemistry provides students with specialist knowledge and skills in geochemistry and modern geochemical methods, transferrable to a wide variety of geoscience and environmental science careers. It also prepares students for PhD research. The course involves hands-on laboratory and field sampling training, and experience with state-of-the-art equipment.
The MSc in Geochemistry is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Geochemistry is a fundamental discipline within the Earth Sciences, providing the techniques and knowledge to address such fundamental questions as:
  • What are the rates and drivers of climate change, both past and present?
  • How do we assess and remediate environmental degradation?
  • Was there ever life on Mars?
  • How do planets form?
The course is comprehensive and rigorous, comprising compulsory and optional taught modules, field work, short courses, and a research dissertation. Hands-on experience developing a diverse set of laboratory skills is embedded into the course.
Highlights
  • The MSc provides preparation for pursuing a PhD through a lab-based research dissertation, or employment in industry by incorporating applied economic and environmental geochemistry modules and the possibility of industry-sponsored research.
  • Teaching and supervision spans a wide range of expertise in the field of geochemistry, underpinned by state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • The course introduces academic and industry-standard software for robust geochemical modelling and statistical analysis of data.
  • The School upholds a collegiate, dynamic and research-intensive atmosphere that encourages, and is supportive of all students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,900
International students
£24,240

There are a variety of funding options available for postgraduate students. For more details visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
earthsci@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3940