About This Course
Environmental and Soil Science with specialisations in:
- Sustainable rural, peri-urban and urban environments
- Climate change
- Biogeochemistry of soil and freshwaters
- Plant Ecophysiology
- Waste Management and Restoration
- Soil classification
- Soil biology
- Soil hydrology and physics
- Pathogenic organisms in soil
- Pollution by heavy metals
- Cycling of persistent organic pollutants in the environment
- Extreme environments (deserts, Arctic etc)
- Wetlands for Pollution Control
PhD: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time
We offer 'split' PhD/MPhil programmes for international students with part of the study taking place in the student's own country or a third country. Many of our British and other European students also carry out fieldwork overseas for their research.
UK Research Councils (UK students only); Foreign and Commonwealth Office (via British Council); European Union; University scholarships (UK students only); Overseas Research Student scheme; Charities and Trusts; Commonwealth Scholarships; International agencies; Overseas Government Scholarships.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
A first degree or MSc in a relevant subject is required.