Undergraduate courses in Geology

Environmental Geology BSc (Hons)

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This programme explores the interactions between the Earth, people and ecosystems, and among the issues you’ll study are pollution of water resources, natural hazards such as volcanic eruptions and how to predict them, and [more...]

Geology and Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

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How does human interference in our environment compare with natural changes? How is the movement of continental plates reflected in the landscape around us? If these are questions that you might ask, then this could be the [more...]

Geology BSc (Hons)

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Earth sciences is the scientific study of our planet’s evolution – understanding how it has been shaped over billions of years and what it will be like in the future. It truly is a global science.

From unravelling [more...]

Geology with an International Year MSci (Hons)

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From unravelling the disappearance of the dinosaurs to finding acceptable ways to dispose of nuclear waste, this programme will give you a broad-based knowledge of earth sciences.

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Postgraduate courses (taught MSc and research MPhil/PhD)

Applied and Petroleum Micropalaeontology MSc

The course is aimed at graduates from a variety of Geoscience backgrounds who wish to gain expertise in Micropalaeontology and Petroleum Geosciences.

Applicants should ideally have a first degree in Geology or a closely related subject. Early Applications are [more...]

Earth Sciences PhD/MPhil

We undertake research across a wide range of the earth sciences and are always pleased to discuss individual research proposals from students. Our research groups focus on the following themes: hydrogeology; palaeobiology and palaeoenvironments; palaeoclimatology and subsurface [more...]

Hydrogeology MSc

A comprehensive training in the theory and practice of groundwater science and engineering, providing an excellent basis for careers in scientific, engineering and environmental consultancies, water companies, major industries, research, and government scientific and regulatory [more...]

Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management MSc/PG Diploma

This masters degree course is for students with science-based backgrounds, such as undergraduate degrees in Geosciences, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, who are interested in a career in the Nuclear industry.

The course covers a wide range of the skills required [more...]