Earth and Ocean Sciences research

Postgraduate research programmes available for online application in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences are listed, 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
  • select your preferred start date.
Programme nameMode of studyStart date
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
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
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (October Start)Full-time 01-Oct-2016
 Full-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (January Start)Full-time 03-Jan-2017
 Full-time 03-Jan-2018
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
 Full-time 01-Jul-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Master of Philosophy (Earth Science) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
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
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (October Start)Part-time 01-Oct-2016
 Part-time 01-Oct-2017
Doctor of Philosophy (Earth Sciences) (January Start)Part-time 03-Jan-2017
 Part-time 03-Jan-2018
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
 Part-time 01-Jul-2017

If you have difficulty locating the programme you want to apply for please check the name of the programme in postgraduate course finder using the postgraduate prospectus.

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