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MSc by Research Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Programme description

This course combines a fundamental knowledge of isotopes and chemistry together with new observations to understand natural systems. Together with a strong history of designing and building many of its own instruments, group research interests extend from extraterrestrial systems and early solar system processes to addressing some of the key resource and environmental problems society faces today.

We work on precious samples from the moon, mars, rare meteorites and samples returned by NASA missions. Research includes understanding the processes forming the solar system starting material, the rate and timing of the formation of meteorites and early solar system bodies leading to the formation of the terrestrial planets.

We have projects that study how the Earth's mantle works and those that reveal the workings of volcanic systems in place like Iceland. We use isotopes to trace ocean circulation and climate change, investigate safe carbon dioxide sequestration and understand drinking water contamination processes that can affect millions.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,500per year

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 30 2

    6th out of 50 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    152 69%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    12th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    25th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    198 88%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    4th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    33rd

    5

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