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PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry

PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost UK Students - £9250, International Students - £16,500

The School of Biological Sciences is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research addressing the global challenges of environmental change and environmental impacts.

We integrate complementary expertise (soil science, biogeochemistry, ecosystem modelling, environmental remediation and global environmental change), across scales (laboratory to field) and biomes (high latitudes, temperate and tropical systems) using a range of cutting edge technologies (genomics, proteomics, mass spectroscopy) to deliver insight and understanding on the causes and impact of climate change, land management practice, environmental sustainability and pollution. Some key areas of current research include:

Marine Biogeochemistry

The life in our oceans provides a range of fundamental services including climate regulation via carbon sequestration and the recycling of key nutrient elements such as nitrogen. Much of the research conducted at Oceanlab examines the ways in which marine organisms interact with the cycles of carbon and nitrogen and how they are affected by environmental change.

We have a variety of active research programmes investigating the biogeochemistry of the open ocean and the seafloor across a range of locations that span from temperate estuaries down to the deep seafloor.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project


If English is not your first language you must also show evidence of attaining standards in English.

English language criteria

ISCED Categories

Project management
Conservation and environmental management