Durham University

Durham University

Earth Sciences

Research is carried out across a wide range of geoscientific disciplines, including environmental geology, geochemistry, solid-earth geophysics, micropalaeontology, petroleum geosciences, petrology, sedimentology, seismology, stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonics.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (e.g. geology, geophysics, Earth sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, environmental sciences or related subjects); or a Master's degree in a relevant subject; and suitable references (normally 2 academic references or, where an applicant has been out of education for some time, 1 academic reference and 1 employer's reference); English language requirements include an IELTS score of 6.5 or above with no category less than 6.0.

Sponsorship information

Research Council Studentships; Cerees Geo-Energy Scholarship Programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,900 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,900 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 8,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Durham DH1 3LG North East

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Key information

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0191 334 3357