F600 (3 Years)
This broad degree course covers all major aspects of geology. It is ideal if you want to keep your options open and are uncertain about your future career plans; a degree in geology provides the perfect gateway to a career in geoscience, postgraduate study, as well as general graduate employment.
The course is accredited by the Geological Society of London. Our hands-on approach provides you with practical skills and ample opportunities to put what you’ve learned in to practice on field courses in the UK and abroad.
You will learn about the field of earth sciences, so that you are aware of the scope of the subject and its role in the exploitation and conservation of resources. We will introduce you to the laboratory and field skills necessary to take you through your degree. We will provide you with a firm basis in quantitative science and introduce you to the range of IT facilities available here.
You will take a closer look at the nature, origin and distribution of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, begin to understand structural and global tectonic processes and undertake geophysical surveys. Small group tutorials concentrate on transferrable skills necessary for employment. You’ll take part in CV compilation, and oral presentations.
You will demonstrate an advanced understanding of earth science and geology and have the option to take more specialist units You will complete an independent mapping project: five weeks of field mapping carried out over the summer before the start of Year 3. You will produce a detailed geological map and report, demonstrate self-reliance and organisational skills as well as subject-specific skills and knowledge.
Where are they now?
Sam Green graduated in 2009, took a PhD and is now a Senior Geologist at Ikon GeoPressure.
I have worked on projects all over the world from East and West Africa, the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, Barents Sea, Eastern Canada.
Kate Brodie is a Senior Lecturer in Geology and Director of Undergraduate Geoscience courses.
I am very keen on practicals and fieldwork where students get the opportunity to put into practice all they have learnt in lectures as well as developing new skills.