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

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Start your PhD journey by finding the research project that best suits you.

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Live projects

Search through our live research projects to find your future team.

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

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There are lots of ways you can secure funding for your postgraduate research. Depending on the project you’re applying for, there are a range of options available at different times of the year.

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Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs)

Find out more about these funded PhD opportunities where you gain valuable practical experience while training as part of a cohort.

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

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