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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Postgraduate research in earth and environmental sciences

Our international reputation for research and excellent industry connections make us the perfect choice for your doctoral research.

Our multidisciplinary Department offers you the best support for your academic and professional development. We have active research within a wide number of areas: atmospheric science, ecology and evolution, geosciences (including palaeontology), isotope geochemistry and planetary science, molecular environmental sciences, and petroleum and basins studies.

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Browse our range of earth and environmental sciences PhD, MPhil and MSc by Research postgraduate research programmes.

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Live projects

Start your PhD journey by finding a live research project that you’re passionate about.

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Getting in touch with a potential supervisor for your project is a crucial part of your PhD journey.

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Browse our funding pages to find out about available scholarships, studentships and awards before speaking to your supervisor for further guidance.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about fully funded PhD opportunities available through our CDTs, where you can combine research with practical training as part of a cohort and collaborate across research areas, institutions and industry.

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Start your new tomorrow. Find out how to submit an application.

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Discover your tomorrow

Get ready for a life changing experience like no other; find out about postgraduate research at The University of Manchester.