Accredited by the Geological Society as a fast track route to Fellowship with professional recognition as a Chartered Geologist. The Department of Earth Sciences was ranked 6th in the UK in the 2008 RAE with 70% of our research rated as world'leading or internationally excellent. Teaching is complemented by an extensive fieldwork training programme with several field studies in the UK, Europe and the US. The Department was ranked 6th in the UK in the 2008 National Student Survey with an "Overall Student Satisfaction" rating of 97%. You will benefit from the wide range of research activities and expertise within the department, and from industrial and commercial partnerships.
Year 1: global tectonics; introductory sedimentology; environmental issues; igneous and metamorphic geology; physics and chemistry of the earth; earth structures; mathematics for geologists; introductory palaeontology. Year 2: stratigraphy and the history of life; regional geology; applied geophysics; geochemistry; structural analysis and remote sensing; field methods in geology. Year 3: advanced concepts and techniques in geology; independent geological field mapping; advanced topics in sedimentology; volcanology; advanced techniques in tectonic and structural interpretation; mineral resources; advanced palaeontology; aqueous geology; planetary geology and geophysics; applied geology. Year 4: independent geoscience project; research proposal; applied sedimentology and stratigraphy; analysis of depositional environments; advanced igneous petrogenesis; seismic processing and interpretation; geodynamics and plate tectonics; interpretation of structural settings; coal geology; reservoir characterisation; terrestrial palaeoecology.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£15,200 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- GCE A-level BBB-ABB
- European Baccalaureate 75%
- International Baccalaureate 32
- SQA Advanced Higher AB
- Course specific
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
- SQA Higher
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 82%
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Total Written: 43%
Total Coursework: 55%
Total Practical: 2%