The University of Cambridge

Earth Sciences

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Location: Cambridge University


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Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2020/10/01

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Research spans major branches of earth sciences including: experimental geophysics; seismology on land and at sea; earthquake seismology; crustal modelling; electromagnetic sounding; theoretical geophysics, igneous and metamorphic petrology and volcanology; tectonic, basin and crustal development; sedimentary geology and geochemistry; clay mineralogy; carbonate and siliciclastic diagenesis; palaeobiology and palaeoecology especially of graptolites and early metazoans; biomineralisation; mineral physics and chemistry; experimental petrology and mineralogy; Quaternary environmental change; palaeoceanography and marine micropalaeontology; marine chemistry and palaeochemistry; marine sediment dynamics; field areas are worldwide and currently include: Alpine-Himalayan belt; Pyrenees; Greece; Cyprus; Turkey; Malaysia; Southeast China; oceanic islands; India; Pakistan; Zimbabwe; Zambia; Scotland; Wales; all oceans and several shelf seas; research in mathematical aspects is conducted in institute for theoretical geophysics.


Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each element, or other acceptable test).

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0

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About this university

International students

Some 11% of students attending Cambridge come from outside the UK and there are more than 60 countries normally represented. The International Student Team are found within the Student Operations of the Academic Division and are available to help international students with all aspects of their time at Cambridge. They are available to assist students with manners such as visas and other legal paperwork, international funding programs as well as helping them adjust when they arrive at the university. The Cambridge University Students Union (CUSU) is the department responsible for the organisation and monitoring of life outside the classroom and all students are automatically members when arriving at Cambridge. One of the centrepieces of student life at Cambridge are the formal dinners that take place in Formal Hall during term while May Balls are held after exam period in May. Student run societies exist across a wide spectrum of interests and there are some 750 registered with the CUSU. The Cambridge Union Society is focused on debating and public speaking and is the oldest free speech society in the world. The comedy club, Footlights, is known for producing famous show business personalities. There are also newspaper and radio projects. Of the many sports on offer at the university, one of the most famous is rowing, with the notable races each year including the Boat Race against Oxford. Other sports range from cricket and rugby to chess. The University of Cambridge Sports Centre opened in 2013 and is the dedicated sports arena for the university.

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