Geoscience, Ph.D. | Aarhus University | Aarhus, Denmark
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About

 Our research in Geoscience at Aarhus University relates to Earth surface processes with focus on clastic and carbonate sedimentology, basin analysis, soil science, hydrology and glacial geology.

Overview

We study large depositional systems of the past, sediment re-distribution processes and land-shaping mechanisms with particular reference to the role of water, ice and wind.

Stratigraphy and timing of geological events is investigated using paleontological and absolute dating techniques such as luminescence, radiocarbon, stable isotope and cosmogenic isotope dating. We apply microfossils to decipher the history of life and study depositional archives in both terrestrial and marine settings to reconstruct environmental changes in particular during the Tertiary and Quaternary periods.

Climate fluctuations and related evolution of plant and animal realms are another focus of our research. Applying state-of-the-art analytical techniques we investigate groundwater systems at different spatial dimensions. Deep Earth studies are represented by a range of disciplines including mineralogy, petrology, volcanology, plate tectonics and the dynamics of the lithosphere, whereby Greenland is one prominent research area.

Geoscience at Aarhus University, in particular seismic and electromagnetic methods are another focus of our research. A rapidly developing field at the Department is quantification and numerical modelling of geological phenomena. In our approach to Earth Sciences we emphasize multi-faceted and interdisciplinary studies combining field, theoretical, experimental and numerical methods.

Examples of employment after graduation:

Our former PhD students (nearly half of which come from abroad) find employment both in Denmark and around the world in research and industry. Common employers are universities, GEUS, oil companies in Denmark and Norway, geological consultancy agencies and county municipalities.

Programme Structure

Research facilities available:
  • The Department has a unique set of research facilities at the disposal of PhD students. These include two fully equipped geophysical/geological field stations in Denmark, five modern laboratories at the Department (mineralogy and petrology, sedimentology, paleontology, geophysics and basin analysis, soil and water), a wind tunnel, the Mars-simulation laboratory, the luminescence laboratory, the Sky-TEM facility, and equipment for seismic acquisition (onshore and offshore) and processing together with work-stations for seismic interpretation. Our analytical park includes among others an electron microprobe, an X-ray diffraction (XRD) unit, an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) unit, a Siemens ring-shear apparatus and a sympatec laser diffraction machine.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal information
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic background 
  • Financing - indicate sources and amounts of possible financial support, if any. Also, please see the "Financing and prospective supervisors" section above.
  • Plan of study
  • Project description for open calls (½-4 pages) - describe your ideas and research plans for your project. 
  • References 
  • Motivation

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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

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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
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Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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The Ramsay Centre
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
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Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
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Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
29 Feb 2024
Voice Talent Online Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Voice Talent Online
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
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IvyPanda
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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