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About

The MSc in Geochemistry at the University of St Andrews develops knowledge and skills training in geochemistry and modern geochemical methods, involving hands-on laboratory training, field sampling experience, and experience with state-of-the-art equipment. 

Overview

The MSc in Geochemistry is a full-time taught postgraduate programme run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Geochemistry is a fundamental discipline within the Earth
 Sciences, providing the techniques and knowledge to address such fundamental questions as: was there ever life on Mars, how do planets form, and what are the rates and drivers of climate change, both past and present?

The MSc in Geochemistry at the University of St Andrews is comprehensive and rigorous comprising compulsory and optional taught modules, field work, short courses, and a research dissertation. Hands-on experience developing a diverse set of laboratory skills is embedded into the course. 

Highlights

  • The MSc provides preparation for pursuing a PhD through a lab-based research dissertation, or employment in industry by incorporating applied economic and environmental geochemistry modules and the possibility of industry-sponsored research.
  • A wide range of expertise in the field of geochemistry, underpinned by new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • A dynamic and research-intensive atmosphere is encouraged and is supportive of all students.

Careers

The range of research areas and applications of Geochemistry is so broad that career opportunities span the whole of earth and environmental sciences. Masters-level training in Geochemistry would provide a suitable platform for a career in materials science outside of earth and environmental sciences specifically.

Geochemists with MSc degrees are employed in:
  • the energy sector (hydrocarbon industries, petrochemicals, nuclear and renewables)
  • mining and mineral exploration, extraction and processing
  • environmental industries and agencies focused on pollution monitoring and environmental remediation
  • universities as laboratory technicians running equipment and supporting high quality data production for research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geochemistry
  • Analytical Sciences
  • Earth's Greatest Hits
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry Field Excursion
  • Isotope Geochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in a subject-related area. 
  • CV or résumé. This should include your personal details with a history of your education and employment to date
  • personal statement
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates. Please only upload certified copies with official English translations if applicable. Do not send original documents as they cannot be returned.
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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