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Degree Committee for the Faculty of Earth Sciences & Geography


Courses available in the Faculty include

PhD (3 or 4 years)

MPhil by thesis (1 year)

MPhil by course and project (1 year)

MASt taught postgraduate course in Earth Sciences (1 year) from Oct2019

For full details of these courses and how to apply, see the graduate admissions webpages of the relevant department


  Scott Polar Research Institute (see the Geography website for 'how to apply')

The Faculty is part of the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership in Earth System Science which spans several other faculties as well as British Antarctic Survey (BAS), with whom we admit some research students under joint supervision. We also host, and participate in, a number of EPSRC-funded Centres for Doctoral Training - see the Graduate Admissions website for details of studentships (type 'EPSRC' into the search).

British Antarctic Survey

Prospective BAS/Cambridge students should visit the BAS website for notice of their annual studentship competition. Admissions for a Cambridge PhD at BAS are, as for university departments, subject to the University of Cambridge's selection process.

All departments

For the University's entrance requirements, costs, funding opportunities and how to complete the University application form, see the website of the University's graduate admissions office.


Refer to the relevant department or course website for details of

  • the course closing date
  • any deadlines for departmental funding competitions


Further details of the application deadlines and the University's funding competitions are found here.


EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training