Environmental and Resource Geology [BSc] Year 3

You will be able to cultivate the specialist interests you have developed and choose from a range of options. We also help you develop critical faculties and to improve your presentation skills to enable you to enhance your opportunities for employment or further study after you graduate.

You will complete an independent mapping project: a five-week field course where you will produce a detailed geological map and report, consider an aspect of the resource or environmental aspects of the area, as well as demonstrating qualities of organisation and self-reliance as well as subject specific skills.

Field course to: Tenerife

Year 3 Aims

The aims of Year 3 are firstly to build on the broad foundation of Year 2 content to reach an advanced level of understanding in the area of environmental and resource geology. We provide you with opportunities to specialise in applied and non-core areas of the subject. We also help you develop your critical faculties and improve your presentation skills with a view to enhancing opportunities for employment or further study in a variety of fields.

Year 3 Learning Outcomes

By the end of Year 3 you will:

  • have demonstrated an advanced level of understanding of Earth Science topics within specialist areas of your choice;
  • have completed a detailed geological map and report based on five weeks of independent fieldwork, demonstrating qualities of organisation and self-reliance as well as subject specific skills;
  • be able to integrate different types of geological data to produce a geological history of an area;
  • have undertaken a literature review of a topical issue in Earth Science and presented a talk and poster demonstrating critical judgement and presentational skills;
  • have demonstrated the skills and knowledge necessary to enable graduates to be recognised as professionally competent according to the accreditation scheme operated by the Geological Society of London, and by employers;
  • have developed an understanding of the physical and chemical influences on the quality of groundwater resources and their vulnerability to contamination from human activities.

You must do all of the mandatory course units and two of the mandatory units:

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