Earth and Ocean Sciences MPhil/PhD

Major code: ESLP/ESLM


Fees cover the cost of your tuition, registration, examinations (but not re-sits) and graduation. Please note that the fees displayed below are for each year of study.

Tuition fees (Home/EU)

The University's tuition fees are normally fixed at yearly intervals and follow Government guidelines on minimum levels. 

Standard full-time postgraduate fee £3,732
Fee for this subject Full-time: £4,195 Part-time: £2,098 (2017)

International Students

International students are required to pay the full costs of their tuition in the UK with each university setting its own international fees. The University of Liverpool's fees represent excellent value for money for a Russell Group University.  Fees for postgraduate research programmes are different than for masters programmes and a full list of fees is available on International money and scholarships pages

Fee for this subject Full-time: £19,850, Part-time: £9,925 (2018) (excluding bench fees)

Financial Support

On average, Earth and Ocean Sciences accept 5-10 new research students each year for a study period of up to four years. The students are supported from a variety of sources of which the most important are the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

A significant number of students are also funded on industrial grants, in particular from oil companies such as BP, Shell, ExxonMobil and Statoil-Hydro, Norway. The research projects supported by industry are defined by the staff in the School but include direct working contact with the company, thus providing an element of industrial training in the study period.

The grants provided by the Research Councils, the University and industry cover University tuition costs, a personal living allowance and support for conference and fieldwork expenses related to the research project. At the moment, Research Council grants do not cover living costs for non-UK students, but this may be subject to change.

International Students

Further information can be found on our International web pages.