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.
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.
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- Tariff 96-112
- GCE AS-level
- BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
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- International Baccalaureate
- GCE A-level
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- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
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Total Written: 40%
Total Coursework: 20%
Total Practical: 40%