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MESci (Hons)Geophysics (North America)

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Overview

The first two years of this four-year degree are shared with the F640 programme whilst the final two years provide more advanced training. Your third year will be spent at a sister department in North America or Australia, where you will have the opportunity to experience a different culture and learning environment, along with access to diverse subject areas. Current links include the University of Georgia, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Toronto University in Canada and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The number of places available on this degree programme is limited. If you apply, but don’t achieve the required grades, you will be offered a place on either F641 or F640, provided you obtain the required grades for those programmes.

This degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London, satisfying the requirements of Fellowship and Chartered Geologist status. Graduates are highly successful in finding degree-related careers or continuing onto PhD programmes. The degree programme is particularly strong for careers in interpretation and processing of geophysical data, and research areas related to geological applications.

The programme gives high level training in geophysics with supporting geology, and including fundamental university training in physics and mathematics. Major features include training in practical geophysics, exploration geophysics (particularly seismology), planetaryscale geophysics and geophysical inverse theory.

In the final year you will work within one of our geophysical research groups to undertake a substantial research project, generally producing research of publishable quality thus providing an ideal entry into further research degrees if desired.

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
Dynamic Stratigraphy

Fieldwork:

15 days Geological Mapping Training in Spain (Easter)

Programme Year Three

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

Programme Year Four

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Geophysical Project (Masters level)
Geophysical Exploration Techniques (Masters level)

Three options from:

Quantitative tectonics
Exploration Geophysics and Signal Processing
Volcano, earthquake and tsunami geophysics
Geohazards and Risk Mitigation
Mineral Deposits in Space and Time
Rock Deformation

Project:

Field, laboratory or computer-based Advanced Geophysics Project

Fieldwork:

14 days in Tenerife, Canary Islands (winter)

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