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MESci (Hons)Geology (North America)

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Overview

The first two years of this four-year degree are shared with the BSc programme whilst the final two years provide more advanced training, with the third year spent at a partner university in North America, where a range of novel or mainstream modules may be taken.

The programme has a large proportion of field-based training and, while also ensuring that you gain skills in analysis, synthesis, problem solving, research and reporting, it affords an opportunity to experience a different culture and learning environment, along with access to diverse subject areas. This degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London, satisfying the requirements of Fellowship and Chartered Geologist status.

The number of places available on this degree programme is limited. If you apply, but do not achieve the required grades, you will be offered a place on either F601 or F600, provided you obtain the required grades for those programmes.

In Years One and Two we provide core training in all key areas of Geology. After Year Three in North America, you can choose from modules specific to the four-year programme including Volcanic Processes, Geohazards, Geodynamics and Rock Deformation. Year Four field classes visit Northern Spain or Tenerife.

In Year Four, you will work within one of our research groups and complete a major geological research project. This will involve development of research and communication skills through a project proposal, literature review, journal-style manuscript and conference-style talk.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Year One aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to core disciplines in geoscience assuming no prior knowledge of the subject. A strong feature of Year One is the development of transferable skills (e.g. Geographical Information Systems [GIS], IT, essay writing, oral communication), integrated within a tutorial system. Tutorials are run by academic staff.

Programme Year Two

Year Two takes subjects to greater depth and builds student skills in synthesising and evaluating geological data. A key part of the year is training students in preparation for their Year Three independent field projects, particularly in tutorial sessions run by academic staff. To fulfil the aims of the year and ensure accreditation, all modules are compulsory.

Programme Year Three

At a university in the United States, Canada or Australia. Current partners include: the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Programme Year Four

Year 4 concentrates on the development of high-level research skills through training in research methods and completion of a major research project working within one of the departmental research groups. In this project you will choose the topic to be studied and will use state-of-the-art research equipment.

Career opportunities

There has never been a better time to study Earth Sciences. Many of the fundamental questions of our times will be answered by geoscientists, as we seek to provide sustainable resources for the world’s population, as well as predict and mitigate climate change and natural hazards by building a better understanding of the planet on which we live.

The majority of our recent graduates have gained employment within a degree-related field or continued within further education after graduation. We have close links with geoscience and environmental industries ensuring that our degrees properly equip you for future employment. The truly interdisciplinary nature of our degrees additionally makes graduates in the Earth Sciences highly sought after by other employment sectors.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States