Postgraduate programmes

Our graduate school population is typically made up of 50 PhD students and 40 students following taught or research Masters degree programmes.

Our Masters programmes provide formal teaching and research experience. The Masters degree programmes also make for an effective doctoral training centre in which PhD candidates can supplement their research training with the advanced taught units that we offer.

Taught masters programmes

MSc by research

PhD research programmes

Doctoral Training Partnerships

What I personally enjoy are the resources available (ie computers, books, and intelligent people), the active research environment, seminars, and the opportunity to do relevant and pioneering research.

Dominica Patterson, MSc in Palaeobiology

What our students say


Earth Sciences graduates are highly sought after by the mining, mineral exploration, geotechnical, environmental consultancy and petroleum industries.

Did you know?

We draw on funding from the UK Research Councils, the European Union. Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society as well as industrial sponsors such as Shell, BP, BHP Billiton, ConocoPhillips and de Beers. We also enjoy links and support from Nuclear waste disposal programmes including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington DC.