Research spans major branches of earth sciences including: experimental geophysics; seismology on land and at sea; earthquake seismology; crustal modelling; electromagnetic sounding; theoretical geophysics, igneous and metamorphic petrology and volcanology; tectonic, basin and crustal development; sedimentary geology and geochemistry; clay mineralogy; carbonate and siliciclastic diagenesis; palaeobiology and palaeoecology especially of graptolites and early metazoans; biomineralisation; mineral physics and chemistry; experimental petrology and mineralogy; Quaternary environmental change; palaeoceanography and marine micropalaeontology; marine chemistry and palaeochemistry; marine sediment dynamics; field areas are worldwide and currently include: Alpine-Himalayan belt; Pyrenees; Greece; Cyprus; Turkey; Malaysia; Southeast China; oceanic islands; India; Pakistan; Zimbabwe; Zambia; Scotland; Wales; all oceans and several shelf seas; research in mathematical aspects is conducted in institute for theoretical geophysics.
Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each element, or other acceptable test).
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NERC, EPSRC and EU studentships; college and industry studentships; Cambridge Philosophical Society.