Features

  • Opportunities for travel and exploration
  • Compulsory trips are free
  • Learn the scientific skills you need for a career in industry or research

Field courses

If you enjoy the great outdoors then our programmes provide you with ample opportunity to explore it. Field courses are a key component of all our undergraduate degrees and masters courses. We want you to have all the skills you need to work in the field so we give you the opportunity to practise the science you learn in lectures.

Our field trips give our students a taster for future careers as geologists, geochemists, environmental scientists and engineers. They form an essential part of the majority of our courses, allowing integration of the skills learnt from lectures and laboratory classes.

We do not charge you for travel or accommodation on field courses

We travel to geologically fascinating areas in the UK and abroad. From Scarborough to Spain you will learn first-hand the skills and techniques practised by professionals in their subject areas.

Fieldwork ranges from one day ‘look and see’ courses to longer expeditions investigating specific areas or learning particular techniques, and all of our Geosciences, Environmental Science and Petroleum Engineering courses involve compulsory field trips in the UK and abroad.

Undergraduate fieldwork areas

Year 1:

Devon - Geoscience Year 1
North Wales Environmental Science Year 1

Year 2:

NW Scotland - Geoscience Year 2
Iceland - Geog-Geol Year 2
pembroke fieldtrip
Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Engineering BEng
NO FIELD COURSES
Petroleum Engineering MEng
NO FIELD COURSES

X = mandatory ; O = optional

Year 3:

North Spain - Geology Year 3
Himalayas - Geog-Geol Year 3
Tenerife - Environmental Science/ERG/Geochemistry Year 3

Year 4:

Spanish Pyrenees – explore the history of a young orogen (Earth Science MEarthSci; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci)

Spanish Pyrenees - Geoscience Year 4

Postgraduate fieldwork areas

Scarborough, UK

Mallorca  – mountains and the Mediterranean

Morocco

Ireland

Castleton, UK

Year 2:

South East France - geological mapping in the foothills of the Alps (Geology BSc; Earth Science MEarthSci)

North Wales (Geology with Planetary Science BSc; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci; Environmental Resource Geology BSc; Geochemistry BSc)

North West Scotland – specialist mapping skills in Glen Coe and around Onich (Geology BSc; Earth Science MEarthSci; Geology with Planetary Science BSc; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci; Environmental Resource Geology BSc; Geochemistry BSc)

Pembrokeshire – explore carbonate and clastic rocks (Geology BSc; Earth Science MEarthSci; Geology with Planetary Science BSc; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci; Environmental Resource Geology BSc; Geochemistry BSc)

Independent mapping – test your ability to apply what you've learnt (Geology BSc; Earth Science MEarthSci; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci; Environmental Resource Geology BSc; Geochemistry BSc)

Choice of one of the following:  Morocco / Iceland / Crete / Pyrenees (Geography and Geology BSc; Geography and Geology with a Year Abroad BSc)

Manchester (Environmental Science BSc; Environmental Science with Industrial Experience BSc; Environmental Science with a Year Abroad BSc)

Ecuador (optional field course) (Environmental Science BSc; Environmental Science with Industrial Experience BSc; Environmental Science with a Year Abroad BSc)

Italian Alps (optional field course) (Environmental Science BSc; Environmental Science with Industrial Experience BSc; Environmental Science with a Year Abroad BSc)

Costa Rica (optional field course) (Environmental Science BSc; Environmental Science with Industrial Experience BSc; Environmental Science with a Year Abroad BSc)

Year 3:

Northern Spain - study a superb transect through an orogenic mountain belt (Geology BSc; Earth Science MEarthSci)

Germany – stand at the centre of a meteorite impact crater (Geology with Planetary Science BSc; Geology with Planetary Science MEarthSci)

Tenerife – unique island ecosystems and geology (Environmental Resource Geology BSc; Geochemistry BSc; Environmental Science BSc; Environmental Science with Industrial Experience BSc; Environmental Science with a Year Abroad BSc)

Himalayas (optional field course) – discover and explore the 'Roof of the World' (Geography and Geology BSc; Geography and Geology with a Year Abroad BSc)

Wessex Basin, Dorset (Petroleum Engineering BEng; Petroleum Enginering MEng)

 

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