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Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) Manchester, United Kingdom
Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry applies a fundamental knowledge of isotopes and chemistry together with new observations to understand natural systems. The program is delivered by The University of Manchester.
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Overview

Together with a strong history of designing and building many of its own instruments, group research interests extend from extraterrestrial systems and early solar system processes to addressing some of the key resource and environmental problems society faces today.

We have projects that study how the Earth's mantle works and those that reveal the workings of volcanic systems in place like Iceland.  The Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry program is offered by The University of Manchester.

We use isotopes to trace ocean circulation and climate change, investigate safe carbon dioxide sequestration and understand drinking water contamination processes that can affect millions.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering a number of scholarships to both UK and overseas students. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

We work on precious samples from the moon, mars, rare meteorites and samples returned by NASA missions. 

Research includes:

  • Understanding the processes forming the solar system starting material, 
  • The rate and timing of the formation of meteorites and early solar system bodies leading to the formation of the terrestrial planets.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
Applications are welcome from students with a good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Physics or a related discipline.
  • English language
  • English language test validity
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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