Geoscience Research MSc

Geoscience Research MSc

Master degree
12 months
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £14,560
Domestic tuition: £7,800

Program overview

The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment is based in the William Smith Building which is at the heart of one of the most attractive campus universities in Britain, with an aim to provide an excellent environment for multi-disciplinary teaching and research. The School prides itself on the approachability and quality of its staff and has a strong commitment to providing high quality educational programmes, with a nationally leading reputation for innovation in teaching, recognised by many awards, invited talks and teaching innovation grants. Staff within the School have strong connections with the Higher Education Academy and have an impressive track record of receiving grants for developing innovative teaching activities and pedagogical research. The School has close links with the Faculty Research Office to provide an excellent research infrastructure, with many staff pursuing internationally recognised research as part of the Geography, Geology and Environment Research Centre. Research within the School covers a huge breadth, including social, cultural and physical geography, geology, geochemistry, applied and environmental geophysics, and environmental science and environment and sustainability. Additionally, the School has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for commitment to recruiting and progressing women in science, engineering and technology (SET). The School also offers a range of services and facilities to education and business including the Keele University Digital Imaging and Illustration Service (KUDIS) and the Keele University Thin-section service.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Postgraduate 2.2: Bachelor degree or Specialist Diploma with 3 out of 5 Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to view our available projects on our website, then contact and discuss research options with the Keele University staff member listed for the research area/topic of interest before making an official application. In your application documents, state clearly your preferred subject area or specific project, including potential supervisor, and your motivation and background for carrying out a project in a particular area.

Career opportunities

Our programme includes a Career development workshop and the emphasis on the substantial ‘hands on’ research training with the provision of an international placement option makes this programme unique within the Higher Education Sector in the UK, and will enhance your employability. We believe that our programme structure will help to develop future employees with strong and transferable research skills that are valued both within industry, organisations and academia. Past students have progressed to gain employment within the Geography, Geology and Environment sector and so far, 14 of our graduates have continued onto PhD programmes. See examples of what our students have progressed onto doing in our case studies below. We encourage students to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals which enhances employability for career pathways.

Campus location

Staffordshire , United Kingdom

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