School of GeoSciences

Research Masters

The School of GeoSciences offers a wide selection of research-based Masters courses.

All of the programmes are comprised of a compulsory core, but allow a great degree of flexibility in your selection of optional courses, enabling to you to build a combination that best suits you.

Although a relevant background is often useful, applications are encouraged from graduates in physical or social science, engineering, maths, business, or even those looking to return to education from the workplace.

Research Programmes



MScR Palaeontology and Geobiology

About the programme
The only Masters by Research in Palaeontology and Geobiology in the UK.

MSc (by Research) Human Geography

MSc (by Research) Human Geography

GIS by research

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The MSc programmes in GIS aim to provide an intensive educational opportunity designed to equip students for either a career in the Geographical Information industry or for further research.

GeoSciences Individual Project

This programme offers the opportunity to do one year of research in GeoSciences.