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BSc (Hons)Geology

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Overview

Geology is the study of planet Earth ranging from natural hazards to natural resources, and from the history of life to the history of the planet itself. This programme provides a thorough, processbased and highly practical training in modern geology, with a strong emphasis on fieldwork. No prior knowledge of geology is assumed.

Your training will cover core topics including Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Fossils, Volcanoes, Minerals, Metamorphism, Structural Geology, Geological Maps and Plate Tectonics, as well as comprehensive training in Field Geology, IT and Communication Skills.

In Years One and Two we provide core training in all key areas of Geology.

In Year Three you can begin to tailor your degree by choosing a pathway to suit your career intentions. There are modules in applied topics such as Engineering Geology, Geohazards, Mineral Deposits and Petroleum Geology or more research-oriented topics such as Rock Deformation, Volcanology, and Petrology, as well as specialised areas like Geoarchaeology. Options in Ocean Science and Geophysics are available. Current geographical areas used for residential field classes include Spain, Dorset, Ireland and Wales. All students have at least one overseas field class. In Year Three you will undertake an independent field project and dissertation, involving 35 days independent fieldwork either in the UK or abroad.

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.

Programme Year Three

Year 3 provides a range of pathways (Petroleum Geology, Mineral Deposits, Applied Environmental geology, Volcanology) via optional modules in applied geology as well as modules that are more academic. All modules areresearch-based. Whichever pathway is followed, the aim is to train students in the analysis of large-scale, multidisciplinary geological problems and to provide an awareness of the key applications and employment areas of geoscience. A major feature of this year of study is the independent field project and dissertation in which students have the opportunity to conduct a major piece of original field-based research and to present it in both a conference talk and a substantial report.

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