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What will I learn?

Our 3 main research themes are Isotope Geosciences, Isotope Biochemistry & Radiometrics and Environmental Chemistry & Radiocarbon.

Overview

Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) is home to state-of-the-art analytical technology, used to address major issues in environmental, earth and life sciences. Our students are trained to become experts in analytical science, and benefit from access to the wide range of equipment and technical expertise.

We comprise approximately 40 academic staff, research assistants, fellows and post-graduate research students that contribute to RCUK, EU and industrially funded research projects. We host several national Facilities for NERC.

We have strong links to science research at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and host many visiting international researchers.

Research groups

Research at SUERC is organised around three main themes:

  • Isotope Geosciences
  • Isotope Biochemistry
  • Radiometrics, Environmental Chemistry and Radiocarbon

Illustrative research topics

  • Quaternary geochronology (14C, cosmogenic isotopes, OSL, 210Pb)
  • High precision geohronology & thermochronology of deep time (Rb/Sr, Ar/Ar, (U-Th)/He)
  • Tracing and timing climate and environmental change
  • Environmental C cycling (14C, stable isotopes)
  • Fluids in Earth’s crust (14C, stable and noble gas isotopes)
  • Food authentification (luminescence, stable isotopes)
  • Stable isotope biochemistry
  • Tracing man-made and natural radionuclides in the environment
  • Natural analogue studies of nuclear waste stores.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£21,920.00 (US$ 28,656) per year
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Start date

14 September 2020

Venue

University of Glasgow

The Fraser Building,

65 Hillhead Street,

Glasgow,

Glasgow, City Of,

G12 8QQ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For international students

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. IELTS (Academic): overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. Common equivalent English language qualifications: ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: Reading: 20, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 23.

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About this uni

Glasgow is a place where people have been making world changing discoveries for over 500 years and students become innovative global pioneers.

  • Based in Glasgow, a UNESCO city of music
  • Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world
  • Fourth-oldest higher education provider in the UK
  • Over 600 different courses on offer