Postgraduate degrees in Earth Sciences at St Andrews are integrated with our leading research programmes, providing a dynamic and exciting environment in which to study for a MSc or PhD. Our research interests are extensive, ranging from planetary science to climate change, and natural resources to the dawn of life. This research is supported by a suite of cutting-edge facilities, with particular strengths in geochemistry, geobiology, geomagnetism, mineralogy and luminescence, culturing, and field geophysics and geology. St Andrews boasts a fantastic location in which to study the Earth Sciences, being surrounded by beaches, the sea, and world-famous geological outcrops. Our school also has a lively social scene, with a close-knit postgraduate and research community, and close links with other schools and facilities across our small yet world-class University.
Postgraduate degree options include:
Funded through the NERC Iapteus Doctoral Training Programme, our PhD projects offer the opportunity to conduct world-class research
Our MSc Geochemistry degree provides a thorough training in this fundamental discipline within the Earth Sciences, and provides options for both academic and applied research projects
Our MSc Mineral Resources degree will equip you for a career in industry or advanced applied research