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Prospective Graduate Students

The Cambridge Earth Sciences Department is one of the UK's premier research institutions, and home to many world-class researchers. We welcome graduate study enquiries from students who are currently working toward, or have acquired, first degrees in: Earth science subjects, physics, chemistry, mathematics, material science, biology, or other related subjects.

The linked pages outline the graduate courses offered by the Department of Earth Sciences:

  • MASt in Earth Sciences
    A one-year taught master's level course, comprising a research project, taught option modules, and seminars—provides an Earth Sciences education up to active research level.
  • MPhil in Earth Sciences by Research Thesis (1 Year)
    A one-year research master's level course for students who are typically from countries that operate shorter degree courses than in the UK.
  • PhD in Earth Sciences
    Our principal graduate degree course—independent advanced study and research into topics across the Earth Sciences, and guided by our world-class academic staff. International students should consult our PhD (Overseas Students) page for more information about funding.

If you would like to discuss your research interests with us, or find out about a particular project or the Department, then please contact a relevant member of our academic staff based on their research interests.  

For more information about graduate study at Cambridge, please see the University's Graduate Admissions pages.

Watch the short video below for a taste of PhD research at Cambridge Earth Sciences:

Skaergaard: Decoding a frozen magma chamber from libraryhelp on Vimeo.

If you have any questions, please contact our .