UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

Ph.D  |  Placement Year:   No

The Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution programme takes advantage of the research experience of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Within the Environmental Health Sciences research group, Climate and Atmosphere research specialises in applied meteorology and climatology, and links closely with the Air Pollution research group in the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, which is the largest air pollution research group in any UK University. The research team of over 20 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students is highly international in character and derives its research funding not only from research councils and the European union but also through large contracts with government departments. The School has excellent Laboratory and IT facilities for research.

Programme description

The Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution programme takes advantage of the research experience of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Within the Environmental Health Sciences research group, Climate and Atmosphere research specialises in applied meteorology and climatology, and links closely with the Air Pollution research group in the Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management, which is the largest air pollution research group in any UK University. The research team of over 20 postdoctoral researchers and graduate students is highly international in character and derives its research funding not only from research councils and the European union but also through large contracts with government departments. The School has excellent Laboratory and IT facilities for research.

Key Modules
Module & Subject

Students taking the PhD with Integrated Study in Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution take 120 credits of modules, selected from a wide range including:

  • Research Methods (10 credits; core module)
  • Causes & Effects of Air Pollution (20 credits)
  • Climate Change (10 credits)
  • Air Pollution Meteorology (10 credits)
  • Air Pollution Chemistry (20 credits)
  • Air Quality Management (10 credits)
  • Atmospheric Observations (10 credits)
  • Atmospheric Composition & Physics (20 credits)
  • Theoretical Meteorology – Atmospheric Dynamics (20 credits)
  • Weather Forecasting and Climate Modelling (20 credits)
  • Carbon Management (10 credits)

Students will also complete a major independent research project, leading to a 50,000 word PhD Thesis (dissertation), which is assessed by an oral viva examination.

The research topic is agreed in discussion between the student and their PhD supervisor(s), and may be in any of the Environmental Health Sciences research areas.

Entry Requirements
  • A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from an UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject and applicants must meet the following module criteria:

 

For applicants with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Accounting and Finance, International Accounting, International Finance or International Accounting and Finance:

 

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management

  • All other Applicants:

 

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate Reporting, Financial reporting, Senior Financial Accounting and Theory or Accounting

One module with minimum 2.1 grade from: Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Finance, Financial Management, International Finance or International Financial Management

Two modules with minimum 2.1 grade from a list of 22 other possible modules, including Auditing, Investments, Money and Banking etc.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

 

Standard English language requirements apply (IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band).

Students with a bachelor degree (4 years minimum) may be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree programme. However please note that we will only consider students who meet the entry guidance below.

 

Please refer to the ‘Business School’ guidance below if you are applying for a Business or Economics programme (not including MBA). You can see the relevant courses on the Business school website.

 

Please refer to the ‘All other programmes’ guidance below if you are applying for all other courses.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THE BUSINESS SCHOOL (BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES EXCLUDING MBA) 

GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 100 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities.

 

We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.

 

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

 

GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 101 to 150 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

 

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 150 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.

 

  • We will also consider the following 9 specialist Business universities:

 

  1. University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

 

  1. Beijing Technology and Business University

 

  1. Huaqiao University

 

  1. Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

 

  1. Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

 

  1. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

 

  1. Jiangxi University of Finance

 

  1. Capital University of Economics and Trade

 

  1. Nanjing Audit University

 

We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.

 

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

 

  • ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS

If you do not meet the requirement for group 1 or 2 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our Business School. However you may be considered for other programmes outside of the Business school, see details below.

 

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO ALL OTHER PROGRAMMES (INCLUDING MBA)

GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 200 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFILIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 200 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.

We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

  • GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 201 to 500 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.

We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.

Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience. 

GROUP 3 UNIVERSITIES

University is ranked in the top 501 to 800 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013.

We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.

We will consider students from these institutions with 85% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

THREE-YEAR DIPLOMAS

Applicants with three year diplomas and substantial work experience at managerial level (5-7 years) can be considered for entry to a non-business postgraduate degree programme.

 

  • ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS

If you do not meet the requirement for group 1, 2 or 3 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our courses.

 

Students with Master’s degree may be considered for PhD study.

Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee:  0.00
Course Level:  PhD
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2TT United Kingdom
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER