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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Durham University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

The Department of Earth Sciences is research-led, offering postgraduate research students state-of-the-art facilities in purpose built accomodation (the Arthur Holmes Building) located on the University's Science Site. We are a leading Earth Science Department with researchers and teachers of the highest international calibre housed in a new, state-of-the-art building with bespoke facilities. Major research units in the Department include: the Centre for Research in Earth Energy Systems and the Terrestrial Laser Scanning facility. The Department co-hosts the UK Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium and is a key collaborator in the University-wide the Institute for Hazard, Risk & Resilience and Durham Energy Institute. The nationally accredited postgraduate courses provided by the Department of Earth Sciences in Durham offer the perfect start to a career in the earth and environmental sciences. Our courses are tailored to suit both academic and industry career progression. Our degrees are also widely recognised as an excellent general degree qualification by a broad range of employers in the financial services and education sectors. The pre-eminent position of Durham Earth Sciences in the UK coupled to our close links to industry, especially at a postgraduate level really give our graduates the edge they need when competing for jobs. The UK and indeed the world in the 21st century needs Earth Scientists more than ever and a degree at Durham will ensure that you are able to maximise this opportunity and develop a successful career and play your part in society.

Tuition fees

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£ 21,465per year

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 30 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    159 72%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    12th

    2

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