Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

On completion of the course graduates will have: An advanced knowledge and understanding of a variety of analytical, technical, numerical, modelling and interpretive techniques applicable to the specific field of earth sciences; the articulation of knowledge and the understanding of published work, concepts and theories in the chosen field of earth sciences at an advanced level; the acquisition of knowledge from published work in the chosen area of earth sciences to a level appropriate for a Master's degree.

Course Modules

The course consists of the following 3 components: A research study skills course unit; a specialist taught course unit (examples: applied sedimentology and stratigraphy; pollution sources and pathways; oceans and atmospheres; risk and environmental management; geographical information systems; environmental inorganic analysis; contaminants in the environment; advanced igneous petrogenesis; seismic processing and interpretation; geodynamics and plate tectonics; interpretation of structural settings; coal geology; petroleum geology and evaluation; terrestrial palaeoecology; palaeoclimates); research project.

Course Additional Entry

UK lower 2nd class Honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in geology, geophysics or a cognate subject. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all subscores. Additional requirements: All applicants will be invited for an interview; those unable to attend, such as overseas students, will be interviewed by telephone or online.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Res)