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Department of Earth Sciences

Suggested MSc Research Projects

The Department of Earth Sciences maintains a strong focus on high-calibre research, and therefore only offers MSc by research degrees. Please note that taught master's programmes are not available.

The Stephen Mills Postgraduate Studentships

The Department of Earth Sciences, is pleased to announce two (2) MSc by Research awards intended to benefit students undertaking research in the Earth or Natural Sciences. These awards are kindly funded by a bequest from Stephen Mills an alumnus of the department. These two awards will provide for UK/EU tuition fees only (£4,260) and one of the awards is for Durham alumni only. Please do contact potential supervisors about proposed research projects. A list of the current projects can be found here.

All applications must be submitted using the University's on-line application form. The deadline is Friday 6th April (5pm GMT).

MSc by Research projects for 2018/2019

We are pleased to announce an exciting and diverse range of MScR projects for entry in 2018. Applications from prospective UK, EU and international students are welcome at any time. Please contact the named supervisor on your chosen project to discuss the proposed research before you apply.

MScR Projects

MScR Volcanology Projects

Postgraduate Prospectus 2018

Interested in postgraduate study? Click to register and download our 2018 prospectus.