Seventy-two per cent (72%) of our research outputs in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences were classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and through our Earth and Environmental Sciences research, we're studying our planet and how life on Earth has evolved from its earliest beginnings to the present day.
With environmental crises such as climate change putting the future of the planet in jeopardy, we're using our findings to predict how the Earth may change in the future and researching what we can do to safeguard it. As a postgraduate researcher here, you could research subjects including crustal evolution, environmental modelling and monitoring, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, palaeontology, applied geoscience and applied physics.
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.
What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once you complete your Earth and Environmental Sciences degree from 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
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Environmental Sciences View 64 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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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International17600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17600 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 24 months.
- Home/EU/CI part-time students: £2,250 p/a
- International part-time students: £8,800 p/a
Living costs for Portsmouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.