Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Birkbeck's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences shares resources, facilities and expertise with UCL's Department of Earth Sciences, thus offering you access to a unique, world'class research environment. This programme provides an excellent opportunity for you to develop and enhance your general, transferable and specialist research skills. You will gain insight into different research methods and acquire valuable experience of conducting large'scale research projects.

Course Modules

Our key research interests include: Igneous petrology and geochemistry; sedimentology; environmental geochemistry and mineralogy; stratigraphy and palaeontology; structural geology; geophysics; palaeoclimatology; planetary geology; and earthquake studies.

Course Additional Entry

Good degree in science. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £11,475 ???abroad???
2 - 4 years
Full Time
MPhil £3,840 ???home???
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £5,750 ???abroad???
3 - 7 years
Part Time
MPhil £2,020 ???home???
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £11,475 ???abroad???
2 - 4 years
Full Time
PhD £3,840 ???home???
3 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £5,750 ???abroad???
3 - 7 years
Part Time
PhD £2,020 ???home???