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BSc (Hons)Geophysics (Geology)

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Overview

This three-year degree provides high-level training in geophysics with supporting geology, and including fundamental university training in physics and mathematics. This degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London, satisfying the requirements of Fellowship and Chartered Geologist status. Graduates from this degree are very successful in finding degree-related employment or continuing with further education. This programme is particularly strong for careers in interpretation and processing of geophysical data, and research areas related to geological applications. Transfer to a Geology degree is possible up to the end of Year One.

The programme covers core topics in geology, geophysics and physics, plus a choice of advanced modules in geophysics. Major features include training in practical geophysics, exploration geophysics (particularly seismology), planetary-scale geophysics and geophysical inverse theory.

Fieldwork currently involves field areas in Wales, Spain and Tenerife. You will work within one of our research groups to undertake a significant geophysical research project in your final year. This provides excellent training in research methodology for an academic or industrial research career.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Study Skills and GIS
Introduction to Field Geology
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils
Introduction to Structural Geology and Geological Maps
Newtonian Dynamics
Maths for Physics 1
Maths for Physics 2

Fieldwork:

1 day in North England (Autumn)
8 days in Pembrokeshire (Easter)

Programme Year Two

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Minerals, Magmas and Volcanoes
Geophysical Mathematics and Potential Theory
Exploration Geophysics
Seismology and Computing
Environmental Geophysics
Field Mapping Techniques
Electromagnetism

One/two options from:

Metamorphism and Crustal Evolution
Magmatism and Volcanic Hazards
Deep Earth Mineralisation Systems
Dynamic Stratigraphy

Fieldwork:

15 days Geological Mapping Training in Spain (Easter)

Programme Year Three

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Geophysical Project
Exploration Geophysics and Signal Processing
Geophysical Exploration Techniques

Two options from:

Planetary Geophysics
Geophysical Data Modelling
Quantitative tectonics
Volcano, earthquake and tsunami geophysics
Metamorphism and Crustal Evolution
Sedimentary Processes and Depositional Environments
Mineral Deposits in Space and Time
Rock Deformation
Science Communication

Fieldwork:

14 days in Tenerife (winter)

Project:

Field, laboratory or computer-based Geophysics Project

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