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Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences PhD

Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Environmental Science Earth Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Our objective is to understand and predict Global Environmental Change. We study how ice, oceans, atmosphere, land surface and biosphere have interacted in the past, we probe their current processes, and we develop predictions of their future dynamics. Human impacts on our planet are changing the atmosphere, climate, ice cover, global biogeochemistry, biodiversity, soils, and even ocean circulation. This puts Global Change at the centre of the international scientific agenda.

A key aim of the Global Change Group is to forecast the nature of change in the Earth System. This relies on understanding the building blocks of the system, represented by the Group's programmes: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Cryosphere, Continents, and Oceans. These programmes involve fieldwork, monitoring, experimentation, theory and simulation, designed to determine how the earth's systems work, how they operated in the past and where they are going in the future.

The Global Change Research Group is organised around five programmes, each with its own separate web page. You can find them under Atmosphere (Global Change), Biosphere (Global Change), Continents (Global Change), Cryosphere (Global Change) and Oceans (Global Change).

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | 01-DEC-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-DEC-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The fee for 2018-19 is £4,260. There will be slight increases in 2019-20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject. Other qualifications or experience will also be considered.