Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Geology explores the processes that have shaped the Earth through its 4,600 million'year history, and uses the rock record to unravel that history. Our geology degree provides a sound training in the core theory and skills of the pure and applied aspects of the subject, with great emphasis on fieldwork.

Course Modules

Year 1: The dynamic Earth; historical geology; understanding the environment; investigating the Earth and environment 1; hazards, resources and society; rocks and minerals; geological structures and sedimentary rocks; investigating the Earth and environment 2. Year 2: Geology of Earth resources; structural geology and tectonics; history of life; geoscience fieldwork and techniques; sedimentary environments and basins; igneous and metamorphic petrology; deep Earth processes and interactions; exploration and evaluation techniques. Year 3: Geoscience fieldwork; geological mapping and research project; applied sedimentology; engineering geology and hydrogeology; systematics and palaeontology; planetary magmatism; evolving Earth; applied geophysics and computer modelling; orogeny and mountain building processes; economic geology.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 96-112
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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78% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 70%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 74%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 72%

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 25
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

53% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 40%

Total Coursework: 20%

Total Practical: 40%

£4,500 - £4,800
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£4,600 - £5,200
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