DPhil Projects 2018
Listed below are the DPhil projects offered for 2018 entry. You will need to apply for both the programme and the project via the main University online graduate application form, and pay an application fee. The application form, all supporting materials required for the programme (including references) and payment must be submitted by the application deadline. To access the application form and application guide please visit the University’s website at www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/apply.
On the application form, in the section headed ‘Departmental Studentship Applications’, you must indicate that you are applying for a project and enter the project reference code given below.
There is a single STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) studentship available; the subject area would be in Solar and Planetary Science (e.g. Earth Observation). The projects listed below are offered by some of our Faculty members, however you may also submit a proposal of your own should it fall within the subject area.
Project EARTH-18-STFC-BW: Isotopic fractionations during volatile loss from planets and asteroids
Project EARTH-18-DP1: The role of incongruent weathering on isotope and trace element cycling
Project EARTH-18-GMH: Quantifying the rates of key ocean processes with U-series isotopes
Project EARTH-18-HM1: Understanding Earth’s Lower Mantle Structure and Composition Through Laboratory Seismology
Project EARTH-18-HM2: Mapping Water in Earth’s Upper Mantle Using Laboratory Measurements
Project EARTH-18-HM3: Laboratory Constraints on Slab Subduction into Earth’s Lower Mantle
Project EARTH-18-REJ1: Processes controlling EMI and EMII mantle endmembers and their role in deep volatile recycling
Project EARTH-18-REJ2: Magmatic volatiles: the behaviour of noble gases and halogens in subduction-related volcanic systems
Project EARTH-18-RJB2: Terrestrialisation in vertebrates using evidence from synchrotron tomography
Project EARTH-18-RK1: Geochemical transport by diffuse and channelised magmatic flow
Project EARTH-18-RK2: Two-phase geodynamics of subduction tectonics and magmatism
Project EARTH-17-TM1: Understanding the volcanism of the Tasmantid seamount chain
Project EARTH-18-TM2: Metals in magmas
Projects closed to applications
Project EARTH-18-MC: What controlled the explosivity and sulphur release of the largest recent explosive eruption on Earth?
Project EARTH-18-RJB1: Evolution and ecomorphology of the avian skeleton
Project EARTH-18-SG1: Tackling the ‘teleost gap’
Project EARTH-17-SK2: Ocean Biogeochemical Optimisation in ESMs (OBOE)