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Ph. D. On Campus

Geology and Geophysics

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
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24700 GBP/year
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About

The Geology and Geophysics programme at The University of Edinburgh brings together over 100 researchers united by a drive to understand the composition, structure and history of the Earth, as well as the processes which continue to shape the world in which we live.

Overview

Research expertise

The breadth of our expertise, ranging across Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Geodynamics, allows us to lead the way in developing innovative interdisciplinary solutions to the biggest questions in Earth Science, allowing us to understand how the subsurface works, from atoms to plates and on timescales from seconds to billions of years.

Research techniques

A great attraction of the institute’s work is the diversity of techniques we employ, including field work, satellite imaging, laboratory studies and numerical computation. When not in Edinburgh, our staff are to be found all over the world, measuring seismic tremors to predict volcanic eruptions, drilling into the seafloor to recover the sediments which will unlock the secrets of ancient climates or finding dinosaur footprints at home in Scotland.

Research community

As a research student of the Geology and Geophysics programme at The University of Edinburgh you will have the opportunity to engage fully with our scientific community. We host a weekly seminar series alongside smaller research group meetings. Every year we hold an institute symposium at which we present the latest results and discuss the next great challenges to be tackled.

Programme Structure

Research topics
  • Our subject is much more than an intellectual challenge; many of the greatest challenges facing humanity require Earth Science for their solution. 
  • Our scientists are leading the way in developing solutions in fields such as clean energy, natural hazards and climate change. 
  • This is reflected in our success in attracting research funding from both government and industry sources.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application.

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

  • We may also consider your application if you have other qualifications or experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £12,350

  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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