Imperial College London

Imperial College London


The research concerns the records of life in Earth rocks; the college uses a fusion of cutting-edge computational and classical field and optical methods to reveal life's remains that have become entombed in rock; the outcomes of these investigations are detailed reconstructions of past life and its environment; topics available for research include: the phylogenetic history and evolutionary potential of living fossils; diversity crash at the Jurassic/Cretaceous boundary: a forgotten mass extinction; investigating the punctuation-stasis model through computer-simulation of evolutionary patterns; computational fluid dynamics of oxycone ammonites.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree and a Master's in a relevant subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,924 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 20,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Telephone number: 
020 7594 7333