School of GeoSciences

Research Masters and PhD programmes

We offer a suite of research programmes in Masters by Research(MScR) and doctorates (PhD) across the physical and social sciences, and humanities.

We seek to understand the natural world and to develop solutions to societal challenges and inequalities to secure a more socially-just and environmentally sustainable world.    

Our research success is highly interdisciplinary, enabling us to tackle difficult research questions as we seek to understand the interconnected processes that shape our planet and society.  The United Nations Sustainability Goals are embedded in our research, knowledge exchange and innovation.

Postgraduate Virtual Open Days, 9 – 11 November

Considering postgraduate research?  Our Virtual Open Days will help you out!

Join us from anywhere in the world for an exciting programme of virtual events.   You can consider your career options and ask our expert staff all the burning questions you want to know!  There's no better way to get to know what we are all about.   

We are open to you.

Find out more and book your place today!

Our research degrees

A group of University research students in a classroom talking and laughing
Explore our Masters by Research (MScR) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

Important application information

A female student walking past a wall with painted words that say 'study'
There is a lot to consider before applying for a research degree. Please make sure you read our information explaining the application process, finding a supervisor and writing a research proposal.

Postgraduate research funding opportunities

Find available funding opportunities for postgraduate research applicants to the School of GeoSciences.

Available PhD projects

Explore available PhD projects in the physical sciences or social sciences

Contact us

Enquiries are most welcome. Please ensure that you read our information on our degrees, application information, funding opportunities and projects before getting in touch.