University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology

This course focuses on the characterisation of mineral water organic matter reactions in surface and near surface environments. Since chemical reactions in these environments are often catalysed by microorganisms, there has been a recent and expanding interest in geo-microbiology. Here by combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, study focuses on the role microorganisms play - or have played - in key geological processes. Fundamental work aims to identify the biogeochemical controls on mineral cycles in a range of environments, including the iron and sulphur cycle; as well as those of toxic metals, including arsenic, chromium, technetium and transuranics. Our excellent infrastructure facilitates the study of the biological, mineralogical and geochemical components of such cycles at a molecular scale.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree, minimum 2.1 or equivalent, in a related discipline; IELTS score of 6.5.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,000 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 24,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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