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Earth & Ocean Sciences - Postgraduate Research Programmes

Postgraduate Research programmes available for online application in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences are listed below, together with possible start dates.

The titles of research programmes are generic to encompass the wide range of research opportunities available. The research areas for MPhil and PhD specified below reflect the areas of expertise within this School. You will be given an opportunity to specify your proposed project/topic later in the application.

Research Areas for MPhil and PhD include:

Basin Dynamics and Reservoir Sedimentology, Geochemistry, Geodynamics, Magma Genesis and Hydrothermal Processes (including Computational Geophysics), Geomicrobiology, Marine and Coastal Environmental Management, Palaeobiology, Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology, Geoenvironment

To proceed with your application:

  • identify the programme you want to apply for;
  • decide whether you would like to study on a full time or part time basis;
  • click on your preferred start date.


Programme name Mode of attendance Starting date
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2015
 Full-time 01-Oct-2016
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2016
 Full-time 03-Jan-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2015
 Full-time 01-Oct-2016
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2016
 Full-time 03-Jan-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (April Start)Full-time 01-Apr-2016
 Full-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (July Start)Full-time 01-Jul-2016
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2015
 Full-time 01-Oct-2016
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2016
 Part-time 03-Jan-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2015
 Part-time 01-Oct-2016
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2016
 Part-time 03-Jan-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (April Start)Part-time 01-Apr-2016
 Part-time 01-Apr-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (July Start)Part-time 01-Jul-2016
  • If you have difficulty locating the programme you want to apply for:

  • check the name of the programme using the undergraduate or postgraduate prospectus
  • contact the Admissions Section at Cardiff University Registry by email at
    or by telephone +44 (0) 29 2087 9999 (08:30 to 17:00 GMT Monday to Friday)
  • download and complete an undergraduate or postgraduate paper application form.