Geology with Planetary Science [BSc] Year 3

You will reach an advanced level of understanding in Earth and planetary sciences, while undertaking specialized study in areas of your choice. You will undertake a research project in planetary science.

Field course to: Ries impact crater, Germany

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 core part of Earth Sciences appropriate to your particular degree programme, while allowing some specialization in applied and non-core areas of the subject. Secondly, we aim to help you develop critical faculties and to improve your presentation skills with a view to enhancing opportunities for employment or further study in a variety of fields.

Year 3 Learning Outcomes

At successful completion of Year 3 you will:

  • have demonstrated an advanced level of understanding of Earth Science topics within specialist areas of your choice.
  • 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 an advanced level of understanding of Earth and Planetary Science topics within specialist areas of your choice.
  • have undertaken a literature review of a topical issue in Planetary Science and presented a talk demonstrating critical judgement and presentational skills.
  • understand the physical, chemical and petrological processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere.
  • be able to describe the differences between the terrestrial planets and other solar system objects, and account for them with reference to current understanding.
  • understand the physical and chemical processes operating during solar system formation and evolution.

 

Note: The courses offered are regularly reviewed and updated, so may change.

You must do all of the mandatory course units and BSc take THREE and MEarthSci TWO of the following course units:

 

 

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