Geoscience Research - MSc

The MSc in Geoscience Research is a research-focused masters programme designed to provide a strong educational background for a career in research and development, or the public or private sector. During the course, you will develop generic and subject-specific research skills through working with our research-active staff on an extended research project of your choice. We have research project opportunities at Keele, with UK-based external organisations and with overseas institutions.

Month of entry

  • September, January

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Environment, Natural Sciences, Science

Fees for 2023/24 academic year

  • UK - Full time £10,000 per year. Part time £5,500 per year.
    International - £18,800 per year.

Duration of study

  • 1 year full time, 2 years part time

Please note: this course is no longer accepting applications from international students for January 2023 entry

Why study Geoscience Research at Keele University?

Design, develop and evaluate smart energy management systems whilst appreciating a wide range of cross-cutting issues in the field
Acquire the research and scholarship skills to undertake independent research
Gain hands on experience by working on a project or an industrial placement
The programme is delivered in conjunction with the £15M SEND (Smart Energy Network Demonstrator) at Keele University
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Rebecca, MSc Geoscience Research

"The MSc in Geoscience Research enabled me to develop many of the fundamental interdisciplinary skills required to go onto further research, as a large focus of the course was on developing the necessary research training skills"

Rebecca, MSc Geoscience Research

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Luis, MSc Geoscience Research

"The Generic Research Skills module provided me with the skillset to successfully disseminate my research. This proved pivotal in the interview stage of the PhD application as the practice of disseminating my work to academics and peers ensured I had no problems in doing the same in an interview situation."

Luis, MSc Geoscience Research

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Hannah, MSc Geoscience Research

"Along with a broad geological knowledge I also gained many transferrable skills that employers look for, such as project management, organisation, teamwork and health and safety"

Hannah, MSc Geoscience Research

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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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