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MPhil/PhD On Campus

Earth Sciences

University College London (UCL)

36 months
Duration
25730 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
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About

The Earth Sciences MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) is engaged in world-class research into the processes at work on and within the Earth and other planets.

Overview

The department has strong links with resources and hazard risk industries with most graduates find employment within academia or geoscience-related industries. The Earth Sciences MPhil/PhD programme is offered by University College London (UCL).

Our expertise spans the dynamics of the Earth and planets, the materials that compose them and their properties, present and past processes occurring at their surfaces, the evolution of life and the environment, and the applied geosciences of natural hazards pollution and resources.

Careers

Recent graduates have chosen either to pursue a career in academia as postdoctoral researchers or seek employment in the oil, gas and mineral extraction industries. These have included positions as micropalaeontologists, geologists, hydrogeologists, stratigraphers, sedimentologists, geophysicists, remote sensing experts in the public sector (Environment Agency, National Physics Laboratory, NASA) and private sector (Badley Ashton Reservoir Geoscience).

Employability

Many of our recent graduate research students have moved straight on to postdoctoral research positions at UCL and elsewhere that can then be used as a platform for beginning an academic career. Many others continue their research in government or non-governmental agencies as well as in industry.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Dynamics and evolution of the crust: rock mechanics; high-pressure/high-temperature mineralogy and geochemistry
  • Environmental geochemistry: pollution; hydrogeology; hydrochemistry; water resources
  • Natural hazards: assessment of hazard and risk posed by geological events
  • Palaeoclimate, palaeobiology and palaeoenvironments: micropalaeontology; vertebrate palaeontology; the Earth’s past climates and environments
  • Satellite observation and modelling of polar climate and change
  • Structure, geodynamics and evolution of the Earth and planets.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25730 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25730 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £12,850/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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