Earth science encompasses an extremely broad range of research areas. Undergraduate students with a background in natural science, and even those with pertinent engineering and related backgrounds, will find that their interests can be met by the wide range of Earth science related research fields. Candidates undertake independent and original research that is presented in a dissertation or thesis, that when successfully defended, results in the award of an MPhil or PhD degree. Prospective students with a Bachelor or Master’s degree and a working knowledge of English (either as a native English speaker or as certified by an appropriate English language qualification) are welcome to apply. For further details, prospective students should visit the Graduate School website of the University of Hong Kong (