Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Geophysics and Seismology
Areas of Research:Earth Materials Science/High Pressure High Temperature; Seismology, Geodesy and Computational Geophysics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)


The objective of the Ph.D. program is to provide the supervision, intellectual environment and resources to permit an aspiring scientist to develop and complete a thesis, involving a significant contribution to knowledge, on a specific project in Geophysics, or in a collaborative project involving one or more related disciplines. The scope of these research projects represents an enormous range of interests, from purely 'academic' to strongly 'applied' industrial and environmental topics.


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    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Master's degree or equivalent from a university, college or institute, and provide evidence of research potential.
    ▪ Achieved at least a 70% average in the Master's degree. An average of 78% in the Master's degree is necessary to be eligible to receive departmental funding.
    Application Notes : Additional Requirements:
    ▪ Scans of transcripts from all post-secondary study completed.
    ▪ A CV or resume.
    ▪ Statement of Intent for graduate study.
    ▪ Contact information for three referees, who will be asked to complete confidential letters of reference online.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 12, 2022