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Earth Sciences PhD

  • Typically 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020
  • Campus Egham

About us

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the leading centres of research and teaching in the UK. 94% of our research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014). We maintain vital links with industrial and commercial partners providing research support, industry experience and employment for our graduates.

Department research activity spans diverse topics designed to investigate the past, present and future of planet earth and its resources. Our research work ranges from groundbreaking blue-sky research, to very applied projects with high societal impact deliverables for industrial and government sponsors.

Prospective students are invited to contact individual members of staff in the department in the first instance to discuss potential research projects. Find out more about our staff areas of research and expertise and our postgraduate research opportunities (MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD)  here.

If you are interested in a full-time MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD research project, or prefer to study part-time, please contact a potential lead supervisor and submit a CV. We also encourage you to put forward and discuss potential projects of your own design.

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