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Geology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 89 Geology PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Embarking on a PhD in Geology immerses candidates into the deep and dynamic study of the Earth, its materials, processes, and history. These advanced research degrees enable students to explore the mysteries of our planet, from its ancient crust to contemporary geological phenomena.

A PhD in Geology is not just an academic endeavour; it's a journey into understanding the forces that shape our world, contributing to critical discussions on resource management, environmental preservation, and climate change. Through these programmes, candidates employ a variety of research methodologies, from fieldwork and laboratory experiments to computational modelling, aiming to uncover new insights into geological processes, mineral resources, tectonics, and the Earth's evolution.

Why complete a PhD in Geology?

A PhD in Geology provides a unique opportunity to contribute to our understanding of Earth and its systems. Candidates delve into specific aspects of the Earth’s composition, structure, and processes, often uncovering information that can impact our approach to resource use, environmental conservation, and hazard mitigation.

These programmes foster a deep engagement with the subject matter, encouraging students to challenge existing theories and discover new aspects of the geological sciences. Conducting original research in geology not only advances the field but also enriches the candidate's skills in problem-solving, critical analysis, and scientific communication.

In terms of employment, earning a PhD in Geology opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates are well-equipped for roles in academia, where they can lead research projects and teach future generations of geologists.

In addition, the expertise gained through these programmes is highly valuable in industries such as oil and gas, mining, environmental consulting, and geotechnical engineering. In these sectors, PhD holders contribute to the exploration, extraction, and management of the Earth's resources, as well as to the assessment and mitigation of geological hazards. Government agencies and non-profit organisations also seek out geology PhDs for their ability to inform policy and conservation efforts with a deep understanding of geological principles.

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The Leverhulme Programme for Doctoral Training in Ecological Data Science

Based at the University of Glasgow and funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Leverhulme Programme for Doctoral Training in Ecological Data Science will train a new generation of data scientists. Read more

How do foraminifera grow? Determining the role of cellular ion transport processes in biogenic marine calcite formation

Project rationale. The shells of calcifying planktonic marine organisms such as the foraminifera represent one of the largest long-term carbon sinks on Earth’s surface and are an important archive of geochemical systems that record past climate change. Read more
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Biocultural Restoration of Kenyan Ecosystems

Restoration of degraded ecosystems is a predominant component of the environmental agenda. However, uncertainty on how methods of ecosystem restoration can also meet social needs still remains unclear. Read more

PhD Researcher: Wool as a Novel Material in the Restoration of Severely Degraded Peatlands

Peatlands are globally-significant carbon stores, key to mitigating impacts of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Many peatlands are in poor or degraded condition, mainly as a function of past and recent land management. Read more

Monitoring and modelling of ground vibration activity from onshore and offshore wind farms

  Research Group: Institute of Sustainable Built Environment
Background – the need to analyse seismic vibrations from wind turbines is recognised to be of growing importance as these renewable energy sources are further developed and promoted worldwide. Read more

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