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Newcastle University: Geosciences

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
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Study type Research


Our geosciences research includes specific areas of expertise including geology, geomicrobiology and geochemistry, environmental sustainability and climate change.

The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences enjoys an international reputation for using the latest science to solve problems of global importance.

Details on our current research can be found at

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the following areas of expertise:

applied and fundamental aspects of geology geomicrobiology and geochemistry environmental sustainability geoenergy climate change biosphere/geosphere interactions

You'll be supported and guided by academics who are leaders in their field to help you produce research of an international standard.

Delivery We offer the MPhil and PhD on a full time or part time basis. You will work with research-active academics who will provide advice and support throughout your research project. You will receive formal training in research skills and methods and discipline-specific training is provided where appropriate.

The programme involves intensive theoretical and practical tuition to ensure that you have the study skills to plan your project and can use the equipment and software related to your research.

You are encouraged to attend weekly research seminar series and to present your work at an annual postgraduate research conference, group seminars and relevant international conferences.

Facilities The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has an outstanding range of facilities to support our research and teaching, including:

gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry liquid chromatography and high-pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry thermogravimetric analysis and TGA-MS mercury porosimetry

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About us
A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

Through high quality teaching it …

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