Courses 

Undergraduate courses in Geology

Environmental Geology BSc (Hons)

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 human impact on the environment through mining and [more...]

Environmental Geology with an International Year MSci (Hons)

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 human impact on the environment through mining and [more...]

Geology and Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

What drives the occurrence of natural hazards, and how can we forecast and respond to these events? What can past climate records teach us about future climate change? How is the movement of continental plates reflected in the landscape around us? If these are questions [more...]

Geology BSc (Hons)

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 the disappearance of the dinosaurs to finding [more...]

Geology with an International Year MSci (Hons)

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.

Study at Birmingham and you may choose to go on to work in the mining or oil industry; [more...]

Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments BSc (Hons)

Studying this degree course will give you a rigorous training in Earth Sciences, with a particular emphasis on palaeobiology, the study of ancient life. The biology aspect of the programme will enhance your understanding of evolutionary processes and of the environmental [more...]

 

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...]