Our students make lasting contributions to the field – like one of current PhD students, Emily Roberts, who has made headlines after discovering the first fossil plant gum on record.
When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll join our collaborative research community, and play your own part in turning our knowledge into action.
When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.
What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once you complete your postgraduate research degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences at University of Portsmouth , you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
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- Crustal evolution
- Engineering geology and natural hazards
- Palaeontology and stratigraphy
- Environmental processes and impacts
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- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are accepted all year round, but it's recommended to apply 2–3 months before your chosen start date.
DisciplinesEarth Sciences Environmental Sciences View 260 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in United Kingdom
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You'll need to have the following supporting documentation ready to complete your application:
- A personal statement
- A research proposal (if required) or the project code (if you are applying for a pre-defined project)
- Proof of your first degree and grades (officially certified and translated copies if not in English)
- Details of 2 referees or 2 references on official headed paper, one of which should be an academic reference
- Proof of your English language proficiency (if English is not your first language)
- An up-to-date copy of your CV
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International16400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
- Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,164
- International part-time students: £8,200
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.