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

Key information

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