Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Geography and Palaeoecology (Environmental Change)

Research focuses on how Earth's environments have changed, or are changing, over a range of timescales. Research is based on the building on strong bio-ecological, geomorphological and chronological traditions in Late-Quaternary, Holocene and contemporary studies.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent; a diploma or equivalent qualification may be considered; applicants whose 1st language is not English are required to have either obtained their degree in a majority English speaking country or to have achieved a suitable IELTS (score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each individual component) or TOEFL qualification.

Course modules

Areas of interest: Carbon dynamics and climate change; coastal landforms and storms; geoforensics; geographical information studies and geostatistics; past climate and environmental change (using a variety of biological, isotopic and chemical proxies); scientific dating and chronology techniques; surface weathering in natural and urban environments; tropical environments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

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Telephone number: 
02890 972585