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Geology and earth science PhD

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Moulsecoomb Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Geology and earth science have been an important research focus at the University of Brighton for more than 40 years.

From investigating the causes and timing of Phanerozoic Great Oxidation Event, to understanding carbonate mineralogy for CO2 sequestration applications, our geology staff and PhD students are at the leading edge of fundamental and applied earth science research.

The majority of our work has real-world application. Data generated by researchers in our Applied Geosciences Research and Enterprise Group is being used, for example, to clean up metal contaminated environments, aid the exploration for critical mineral resources such as Rare Earth Elements, and to understand the sources of stones used in the construction of Stonehenge.

Our Geology and earth science PhD students have gone on to a variety of different roles following the successful completion of their research. These include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at Brighton and elsewhere, plus research roles in, for example, the mining industry. Many have gone on to management positions in related areas such as environmental consultancy.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,126per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    95 42%

    27th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    54 54%

    27th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    5th

    8

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