Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Palaeobiology

Students study the phylogeny and systematics of invertebrates, plants and algae, palaeontology, palaeoenvironments, palaeoecology, palaeobiogeography, biodiversity, evolutionary studies and biogeochemistry, incorporating aspects of several closely related disciplines such as palaeoclimatology and taphonomy. Multidisciplinary studies include biomechanical and comparative developmental studies on modern plants, geomicrobiology, palaeobiogeography, palaeophysiology and functional morphology, taphonomy and terrestrialization.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent is required in Earth, ocean and planetary sciences, chemistry and physics.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,062 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

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