Geoscience impacts on most aspects of modern life and geoscientists are required to explore for much needed future energy, mineral and metal resources.
The Geoscience single honours degree course builds on our core geology modules by adding wider, interdisciplinary elements such as geophysics and geochemistry to your degree. In addition to looking at rocks, minerals and fossils, how they were formed, what they can tell us about the history of the Earth and its past environments, as well as investigating geological processes such as plate tectonics, you will also study broader subjects such as geoscience and society, forensic geoscience and Earth systems. There is a strong emphasis on applied problem-solving laboratory classes and fieldwork learning in the course, with field courses both in the UK and overseas.
We accept a number of EU and International qualifications for entry to our degree programmes.
Please note that there will normally be English Language requirements for entry to our courses.
Contact us for specific entry requirements for your chosen course and country.
Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology (includes fieldwork)
Geology: Time and Space (includes fieldwork)
Geology: Planet Earth
Introduction to Sedimentology and Palaeontology (includes fieldwork)
Geoscience Data Interpretation, Analysis and Visualisation
The Earth System
Introductory Environmental Chemistry
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Reconstructing Past Environments (includes fieldwork)
Advanced Structural Geology and Geological Mapping Training
Geoscience Field Techniques
Forensic and Historical Geoscience
Palaeoclimatology and Quaternary Studies (includes fieldwork)
Geoscience and Society (includes fieldwork)
Economic Geology (includes fieldwork)
Advanced Petrology and Structural Geology Field Course
Geoscience: Independent Field Project
Structure and Geodynamics (includes fieldwork)
Hydrological and Engineering Geology
Micropalaeontology: Principles and Applications (includes fieldwork)
Advanced Topics in Sedimentology (includes fieldwork)
Exploration Geophysics for the Hydrocarbon Industry
Glaciers and Glacial Geomorphology
Global Environmental Change
Geoscience graduates are needed more than ever as modern society demands increasing amounts of energy, raw materials and other resources such as water, the vast majority of which are discovered by geoscientists, and this is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. Geoscientists are also needed for civil engineering in designing foundations and tunnels and in environmental projects such as carbon dioxide sequestration. You could go on to work in the mining, oil and gas, hydrogeology or geotechnical sectors. The single honours Geoscience degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London which can speed your progression towards Chartered Geologist status.
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