Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Planetary Science

Research areas include: a new-life detector for space missions; minerals and the origin of life; the ExoMars life marker chip; life at earth's ancient methane seeps; early solar system and the origin of life; signatures of life on Mars; pinpointing where meteorites fall; meteorites and their contributions to atmospheres; planetary accretion and volatile depletion in the early solar system; platinum-group elements in the earth, moon, Mars, and meteorites; cometary micrometeorites.

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