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Structured PhD in Earth & Ocean Sciences

Type
PhD (ISCED 2011 level 8)
Language

English

Duration 8 semesters
Entry level Master
Cost €5,750 p.a. 2020/21 EU, €14,750 p.a. 2020/21 Non-EU

Clusters 

  1. Biogeoscience Group: studies of the Irish sea floor and marine—groundwater interactions. 
  2. Geofluids Group: investigations into the role of fluids in the mineralogical, chemical, and structural evolution of the Earth's crust.
  3. Magmatic Studies Group: investigations into the petrogenesis of magmatic and related rocks.
  4. Oceanography Group: studying physical, chemical and biological interactions in the oceans.

Areas of interest:

  • Physical habitat mapping 
  • Caledonian/Variscan geology 
  • Other geological topics 
  • Marine geophysics 
  • Land-based geophysics 
  • Hydrogeology 
  • Physical oceanography 
  • Chemical oceanography
  • Palaeontology and Evolution
  • Carbonate Sedimentology
  • Metals in Groundwater
  • Coastal Karstic Aquifers
  • Integrated catchment management
  • Sedimentary Provenance (new techniques and applications)
  • “Source to Sink” modelling of sedimentary basins
  • Evolution of modern and ancient large-scale drainage systems
  • Climate records in sedimentary archives
  • Ocean acidification
  • Carbon cycling in coastal waters
  • Trace element cycling in coastal waters
Structural components
Internship/Workplace experience

Application procedure

For postgraduate courses, click here(link is external) to make your application. You will need an active email account to use the website and you'll be guided through the system, step by step, until you complete the online form. Browse the FAQ's(link is external) section for further guidance. The cost of applying is €35 and is a non-refundable application fee.

You must upload to your application electronically. For supporting documents, you will be given instructions on this once you submit your application. However, you can see online in advance what supporting documents(link is external) you're likely to be asked for.

Prerequisites

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Marine Geology
Physical and chemical oceanography
Marine spatial planning