University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Geochemistry

The MSc in Geochemistry develops knowledge and skills training in geochemistry and modern geochemical methods, involving field work, extensive hands-on laboratory training and experience with state-of-the-art equipment. The course provides preparation for pursuing a PhD, through a lab-based research dissertation, or direct employment in industry through the incorporation of applied economic and environmental geochemistry modules.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (UK 2.1) or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution is required.

Course modules

Core skills modules include: introduction to geochemistry; isotope geochemistry, physical chemistry laboratory; advanced geochemistry; earth's greatest hits; and the rio tinto geochemistry field excursion. Optional modules: water in the environment (es); advanced petrogenesis (es; biogeochemistry (es); metallogeny (es); advanced spectroscopic methods (ch); processing of materials (ch); energy conversion and storage (ch); and advanced molecular inorganic solids (ch).

Assessment methods

Your coursework will include laboratory exercise and field excursion reports, homework problem sets, reading assignments and essays, discussion seminars, oral and poster presentations, lab tests and examinations, and a written dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Recent Graduate Discount: The University of St Andrews offers a 10% reduction in tuition fees for students who have graduated during the last three years and are now starting a postgraduate programme. For further information please visit: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/fees-and-funding/

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 19,400 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admisisons
Telephone number: 
0133 446 3940