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BSc (Hons)Geophysics (Physics)

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Overview

This three-year degree programme provides training in the principles and practice of geophysics with an emphasis on pure and practical physics. High level training is given in geophysics with supporting physics, providing classical physics training to second year university level, and including university training in geology and mathematics.

This degree is recognised by the Institute of Physics. Graduates from this degree are very successful in finding degree-related employment or continuing with further education. The programme is particularly strong for careers in geophysical data analysis, and research areas related to global geophysics and planetary science.

Transfer to a Physics degree is possible up to the end of Year One.

The programme will cover core topics in physics, geophysics, geology and mathematics, 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.

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
Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils
Newtonian Dynamics
Wave Phenomena
Foundations of Modern Physics
Maths for Physicists 1
Maths for Physicists 2

Fieldwork:

1 day in North England (Autumn)

Programme Year Two

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Geophysical Mathematics and Potential Theory
Exploration Geophysics
Seismology and Computing
Environmental Geophysics
Material Universe
Electromagnetism
Condensed Matter Physics
Quantum and Atomic Physics

Programme Year Three

Students take the following compulsory modules:

Geophysical Project
Exploration Geophysics and Signal Processing
Geophysical Exploration Techniques

Two options from:

Volcano, earthquake and tsunami geophysics
Quantitative tectonics
Ocean Dynamics
Planetary Geophysics
Geophysical Data Modelling
Nuclear Physics
Science communication

Fieldwork:

14 days in Tenerife (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