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 Start month 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

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Key information

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