Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London

Earth Sciences

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise completed in 2014 reported that 94% of research in Royal Holloway Earth Sciences has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, we are 2nd among UK universities. Our overall REF ranking puts us 9th, consistent with our history as one of the leading centres for Earth Science research in the UK. Department research activity spans diverse topics designed to investigate the past, present and future of Planet Earth and its resources. Our research work ranges from ground-breaking blue-sky research, to very applied projects with high societal impact deliverables for industrial and government sponsors. For convenience, our research activities have been divided into the three main themes as shown below. As in any successful research environment, as well as the research done under these simple groupings, much research happens as internal collaborations between members of these groups and external collaborations at many other high-ranking research institutes globally. - Global Environmental Change - Geodynamics and Sedimentary Systems - Physics and Chemistry of Earth Processes

Entry requirements

- Entry requirements are usually a first class honours or 2:1 degree from an approved UK or overseas university, although some departments will require a Masters degree. Please check department web pages for more details of requirements. Overseas students must also meet the requirements for English language (IELTS).

- Specific requirements for the application may vary, depending on the school or department you are applying to, however most will require a brief research proposal that should be submitted along with the online application form.

- Your potential supervisor will be able to assist you with the department-specific application requirements but if you are in doubt please contact the postgraduate administrator or Director of Graduate Studies for further guidance.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years

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