Research Opportunities - Earth Sciences

March 31, 2000

The following listing is for research degrees and jobs in Earth Sciences #221> . Where possible a central contact person or office contact point has been given. Where there are several contact people they have been listed with the courses for which they have responsibility. If an institution does not appear in this list you should not assume that they do not offer post-graduate research degrees.

Key #221> Name of institution #221> For the sake of brevity the short version of an institution's name has been used. Validation #221> If an institution's courses are validated by another college its name is given in brackets. Contact names #221> A contact is given for each opportunity listed. Where there is a central contact for all an institution's opportunities in a particular area, the contact will be given once only. Qualification level #221> MSc, PhD etc. The figure in brackets indicates the number of places available where known. Mode of study #221> FT = Full Time PT = Part Time Funding #221> A = Assistantships available to students to undertake paid work while studying for a higher degree £ = Scholarship/ studentships available ? = Funding is a possibility.

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Earth Sciences

Aberdeen U. Geology Dr G M Walkden Tel: 01224 3455; URL: £? A?

Wales: Aberystwyth Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Miss CatrinJames Tel: 01970 6220; URL: £ A?

Anglia P.U. Applied Sciences: Chemistry and Geology Division Dr JohnWaterhouse Tel: 01223 3631; URL:

Queen's U. of Belfast Geology Dr Richard Worden Tel: 01232 3928; URL:

Birmingham U. Earth Sciences Prof G K Westbrook Tel: 0121 414 6150; URL: £ A?

Bristol U. Geology Dr M Carroll Tel: 0117 928 7794; URL:http://www.gly.bris. £ A

Brunel U. Geography and Earth Sciences Dr Callum Firth Tel: 01895 203215;URL: £ A?

Cambridge U. Earth Sciences Miss M I Johnston Tel: 01223 333421; URL:

Wales: Cardiff Earth Sciences Prof D Edwards Tel: 01222 874264; URL: £? A?

Cheltenham and Gloucester C.H.E. (Bristol U.) Geography and Geology Dr LMcEwen Tel: 01242 532970 Email:

Derby U. Environmental and Applied Sciences: Earth Sciences Dr N Hudson Tel:01332 622222 ext 1719 Email: n.f.c.

Durham U. Geological Sciences Dr R E Holdsworth Tel: 0191 374 2529; URL:

East Anglia U. Environmental Sciences Mrs E C Reynolds Tel: 01603 592544;URL: £?

East London U. Environmental Sciences Research Unit Dr James Harris Tel:0181 590 7000 ext 4076/4081 Email: j.a.harris@uel. £? A? PalaeobiologyResearch Unit Prof Mike Boulter Tel: 0181 590 7000 ext 4985/4101; URL: £? A?

Edinburgh U. Geology and Geophysics Mrs Helena Jack Tel: 0131 650 5741; URL: £ Geology and GeophysicsMrs Helena Jack Tel: 0131 650 5741; URL: £

Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt U. Civil and Offshore Engineering Prof J Wolfram Tel:0131 451 3142; URL: Petroleum Engineering Lawrie RolloTel: 0131 451 3567; URL: uk/

Exeter U. Cambourne School of Mines Dr D Pirrie Tel: 01209 714866; URL: £? A? Earth Resources Centre Dr J R Merefield Tel:01392 263913; URL: uk/erc £? A?

Glasgow U. Geology and Applied Geology Dr A W Owen Tel: 0141 330 5461; URL: £

Greenwich U. Earth and Environmental Sciences Prof A Baxter Tel: 0181 3319800 Email:

Hertfordshire University. Environmental Sciences: Geology Dr Les AllenWilliams Tel: 01707 284543 Email:

Keele U. Earth Sciences Prof I J Fairchild Tel: 01782 584305

Kingston U. Geology Prof A H Rankin Tel: 0181 547 7245 £? A?

Lancaster U. Environmental Science Mrs Sheila Roseman Tel: 01524 594200;URL: £ A

Leeds U. Earth Sciences Dr G W Stuart Tel: 0113 233 5217; URL: uk/earth.html

Leicester U. Geology Mrs C Stanga Tel: 0116 252 3912; URL: £ A?

Liverpool U. Earth Sciences Prof T Elliott Tel: 0151 794 5179; URL: uk/earth_sciences/dept/general.html £ A

London: Birkbeck College Geology Prof R White Tel: 0171 380 7332 Fax: 0171383 0008

London: Imperial College Huxley School for Environment, Earth Science andEngineering Dr D S Cronan Tel: 0171 594 6396 Email: £ A?

London: Royal Holloway College Geology Dr M F Thirlwall Tel: 01784 443609 or443582; URL:

London: University College Geological Sciences Miss L Clemente Tel: 0171 3807822; URL: £

London: Wye College Biological Sciences Academic Registrar Tel: 01233812401; URL: Environment Academic Registrar Tel: 01233812401; URL:

Luton U. Science and Technology Prof Angus Duncan Tel: 01582 489384; URL: £

Manchester U. Geology Heather Collier Tel: 0161 5 3831 Fax: 0161 5 3947 £?Earth Sciences Mrs R Rana Tel: 0161 5 3804 Email: £?

Newcastle U. Agricultural and Environmental Science Dr J L Ollerenshaw Tel:0191 222 6899; URL: £ A? Geomatics Dr GBlewitt Tel: 0191 222 5040; URL: Fossil Fuels andEnvironmental Geochemistry Dr P Farrimond Tel: 0191 222 6852; URL:

Open U. Earth Sciences Course Reservations Centre Tel: 01908 653231; URL: £? PlanetarySciences Research Institute Course Reservations Centre Tel: 01908 653231; URL: £?

Oxford Brookes U. Construction and Earth Sciences: Geology and CartographyDivision Dr R A Strachan Tel: 01865 483609; URL:

Plymouth U. Geological Sciences Dr G Taylor Tel: 01752 233104; URL: £

Reading U. Meteorology Dr A J Illingworth Tel: 0118 987 5123 ext 6508; URL: Soil Science Mrs S Addison Tel: 0118 931 8911; URL: Horticulture and Landscape Prof H F van Emden Tel: 0118 9318071; URL: Postgraduate Research Institute forSedimentology Prof C McCann Tel: 0118 931 8796; URL: /PRIS

Roehampton Institute (An Institute of the University of Surrey) LifeSciences Karen De Netto Tel: 0181 392 3256; URL: £?A?

Royal Agricultural College (Bath, Bristol, Nottingham, and Reading U.s)Rural Economy and Land Management Will Manley Tel: 01285 652531; URL: £? A?

Sheffield U. Earth Sciences Miss P Mellor Tel: 0114 222 3600

Sheffield Hallam U. Leisure and Food Management: Countryside Research UnitDr Ian D Rotherham Tel: 0114 225 4661; URL: £? A?

Southampton U. Geology Dr S Roberts Tel: 01703 593246; URL: £ Oceanography Dr Mark VarneyTel: 01703 592680; URL:

St Andrews U. Geography and Geosciences Dr W E Stephens Tel: 01334 463947;URL:

Sunderland U. Environment Dr A G Judd Tel: 0191 515 29 Email:alan.

About this service #221>

The THES Research Opportunities Service aims to list the current availability of opportunities for postgraduate research training.

The listings include details of new research posts. Although courses from more than 140 institutions are represented here it is not an exhaustive listing.

Some institutions have not wished to list their courses in this way; so you should not assume that institutions not featuring in these lists have no courses to offer. This listing should give a good flavour of the wide variety of research training on offer at higher education institutions in the United kingdom.

Potential students should not make decisions on the basis of this listing alone. Potential candidates should contact the institutions of their choice directly if they wish to discuss their future plans. They should not contact The THES or the compilers of this listing.

Quality of degrees #221>

All UK universities in membership of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals have power to award British degrees after either courses of study or programmes of research, and some colleges of higher education have one or both of these powers.

Other colleges provide courses or programmes which are validated by an institution which has those powers. Courses of this kind are listed under the name of the college which runs them; the name of the validating institution, which finally awards the degree, is in brackets.

The compilers #221>

This list has been compiled by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (CSU) on the basis of returns from institutions. CSU is an agency of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, the Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of higher education and the Committee of Scottish Centrally Funded Colleges.

This information has been provided for information purposes only. It is not definitive and does not take precedence over the official publications of universities and colleges.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate and that those institutions which wanted to take part have been included, CSU an accept no responsibility for errors or omissions.

Any queries about this list should be addressed to the data collectors, Mayflower Directories Production, Ro Dew, West Looe Hill, Looe, Cornwall PL13 2HH. Tel: 01503 264454. Fax: 01503 264821. Email: All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the written permission of the publishers.

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