Earth & Ocean Sciences - Structured

Short summary of the research area.

Biogeoscience Group
Studies of the Irish sea floor and marine—groundwater interactions.

Geofluids Group
Investigations into the role of fluids in the mineralogical, chemical, and structural evolution of the Earth's crust.

Magmatic Studies Group
Investigations into the petrogenesis of magmatic and related rocks.

Oceanography Group
Studying physical, chemical and biological interactions inthe oceans.

Important: Applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.

Course Overview
All PhD students in the College of Science will enrol in a Structured PhD:

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Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Application dates

Course Code: 1SPS1


Structured PhD, full-time.


Research Areas

Physical habitat mapping
Caledonian/Variscan geology
Other geological topics
Marine geophysics
Land-based geophysics
Physical oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Palaeontology and Evolution
Carbonate Sedimentology
Metals in Groundwater
Coastal Karstic Aquifers
Integrated catchment management
Sedimentary Provenance (new techniques and applications)
"Source to Sink" modelling of sedimentary basins
Evolution of modern and ancient large-scale drainage systems
Climate records in sedimentary archives
Ocean acidification
Carbon cycling in coastal waters
Trace element cycling in coastal waters

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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