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Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology PhD

Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Geology Microbiology Geochemistry Environmental Studies

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology, focuses on the characterisation of mineral water organic matter reactions in surface and near surface environments. Since chemical reactions in these environments are often catalysed by microorganisms, we have developed a recent and expanding interest in geomicrobiology. Here by combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we focus on the role microorganisms play - or have played - in key geological processes. Fundamental work aims to identify the biogeochemical controls on mineral cycles in a range of environments, including the iron and sulphur cycle; as well as those of toxic metals, including arsenic, chromium, technetium and transuranics. Our excellent infrastructure facilitates the study of the biological, mineralogical and geochemical components of such cycles at a molecular scale. We are also currently investigating innovative approaches that can be used to guide natural biogeochemical cycles, in order to drive the remediation of land and water contaminated by metals, radionuclides and toxic organics.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £4,327, Band 1 £6,750, Band 2 £9,250, Band 3 £13,500. Additional fee for (full-time) UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £6,200, Band 2 £8,850, Band 3 £12,550.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Band 1 £25,000, Band 2 £28,000, Band 3 £30,500. Additional fee for International students (per annum): Band 1 £18,000, Band 2 £18,450, Band 3 £22,050.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).