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Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids PhD

Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Geology Chemistry (General) Physics (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Physics and Chemistry of minerals and Fluids, studies the structure, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids. Innovative applications of advanced analytical, spectroscopic and imaging techniques are combined with theory to model the geometric and electronic structures and properties of minerals and their surfaces, fluid species, and mineral-fluid interactions. Various cutting edge techniques mean we can study, for example, the structure and chemistry of potentially toxic metals from their presence as trace elements in solution, through the formation of colloidal particles, and on to sorption at mineral surfaces, or precipitation as part of a solid phase.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 months

Start date

SEP

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.

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.

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).