UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This broadly'based programme provides a complete study of the physics of the solid Earth and its constituent materials, and of its the atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets, leading to a firm foundation in geology, geological fieldwork, physics, mathematics and computing. The programme is fully accredited by the Geological Society of London.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Mathematical methods 1; mathematical methods II; the earth; classical mechanics. Year 2 examples: Maps, images and structures; structural geology and tectonics; electricity and magnetism; physics of the solar system. Year 3 examples: Physics of oceans, ice sheets and climate; field methods in active tectonics; geodynamics and global tectonics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £21,320  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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74% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£22,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

77% Go on to work and/or study

In work 32
Studying 44
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 20
Unknown 4

35% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 56%

Total Coursework: 39%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation