We are living through a time of unprecedented change on the Earth. Scientific understanding of hazards, sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, energy, natural resources and anthropogenic influence on our planet have never been so important.
Postgraduate students are at the heart of the Department's research activities. Our community has >60 students from countries around the world. All students are supervised by at least two members of academic staff and encouraged to present and promote their research at international conferences and by publication in leading scientific journals.
We currently offer the following degree programmes:
Part-time degree programmes are normally twice the length of the equivalent full-time programme.
Each postgraduate must have a member of staff willing to supervise their research. Therefore, prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact individual members of staff or research groups to develop their ideas and enquire about available projects.
Information about PhD projects can be found on the following page
A list of MSc projects can be found on the following pages
Information about taught MSc courses can be found here.
The department participates in nationally funded doctoral training programs:
Alongside these programmes we welcome industry; self funded students; and students from across the globe.
Two scholarships available for UK students to undertake MSc by research projects in Durham Earth Sciences. List of MSc by research projects can be found at: MSc in Earth Sciences - Durham University. For further details of the scholarship contact: Fred.Worrall@durham.ac.uk.
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Postgraduate students are at the heart of the Department's research activities. All students are encouraged to present and promote their research at international conferences and by publication in leading scientific journals.