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Course summary

We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in Geology in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Volcanoes, Tectonics and Minerals Resources
  • Geophysics and Borehole Research
  • Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates


Main research interests include: applied and environmental geology; geophysics; tectonics; geochemistry; sedimentology; palaeobiology; volcanology; micropalaeontology; borehole research.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Geological Society

Entry requirements

You must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see website for 23/24 postgraduate fee information

Sponsorship information

NERC, EPSRC, and various overseas sponsors.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

University of Leicester
University Road

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Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 17 August 7 am to 9 pm Friday 18 August 8 am to 7 pm Saturday 19 August 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 20 August 10 am to 4 pm From Monday 21 August open Monday to Friday 9-5 (Closed Monday 28 August)

Course contact details

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Admissions Office (PGR) Main enquiries

+44 (0)116 229 7652

Geology (PGR)

+44 (0)116 223 1777

Geology at University of Leicester - UCAS