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ResM Geological Sciences MRes

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

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Course Summary

This programme will give you the opportunity to conduct research alongside staff at the forefront of their academic disciplines across the geological sciences, spanning the spectrum of disciplines from structural geology, palaeomagnetism, volcanoes, landslides and geomorphology to the evolution of life on Earth. You will be supported within an active interdisciplinary research environment, working on a project in collaboration with your supervisor leading to a formal postgraduate qualification. The programme offers you the flexibility to shape your research in an area of particular interest to you, alongside the opportunity to gain research skills from our taught modules both within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and across the University. Key features: A flexible programme of research that is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a specific shorter-term research project; Focus on a geological sciences project within a vibrant interdisciplinary research community; A bespoke training pathway tailored to your individual needs; Modules may be chosen from a variety of existing taught masters programmes and can span disciplines as appropriate; Personalised expert supervision (you'll be assigned a Director of Studies and an additional supervisor). Part time route is also available.

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

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GSRGEOL1 Research Geological Sciences - Core
GSRGEOL2 Research Geological Sciences - Core
GSRGEOL3 Research Geological Sciences - Core

Tuition fees

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

Students will need a good 2:1 or first class honours degree, or international equivalent, in an area of study appropriate to your project, and at least a 2:1 in the research project component of your degree.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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