University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES) is committed to active and developing research programmes in a wide range of subjects within the earth and environmental fields. Our researchers' work is innovative and highly relevant to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Units of Assessment 20/21. We have very active and internationally recognised research groups in Crustal Evolution, Environmental Modelling and Monitoring, Geohazard Assesment, Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems and Palaeontology and Sedimentology.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Applied Physics

Applied advanced materials research
Cosmology and gravitation
Quantum theory
Particle physics
Physics education
Environmental radiation

Applied Geoscience

Disaster risk reduction
Environmental monitoring and modelling
Geoconservation and heritage science
Volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunami

Biodiversity and Evolution

Taxonomy and evolution
Stratigraphy
Sedimentology

Crustal Evolution

Evolution of the continental crust through earth history
The onset of subduction and plate tectonics
Accessory mineral insights into global geodynamics and palaeo-ice sheets
Igneous and Metamorphic petrogenesis
Volcano geodynamics and palaeo-seismology
Rock physics and deformation

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Modelling

Environmental chemistry
Marine biogeochemistry and Ecosystem research
Ecotoxicology and pollution
Climate change

Rock Mechanics

Rock mechanics
Rock physics
Volcano tectonics
Physical properties of rocks and minerals

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2017 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2017 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time February 2018 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 7,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time February 2018 GBP 1,590 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years

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Key information

Contact: 
Research Team - Faculty of Science
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2994