Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub'disciplines. Through our modular course structure and use of web'based material for distance learning, we aim to provide up'to'date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences.

Course Modules

This normally includes four 15'credit modules. You can choose 3 15'credit modules taken from years 3 and 4 of the BSc Geology degree. Option modules may include: Advanced palaeontology; advanced topics in planetary science; assessed field techniques 3; assessed field techniques 4; chemical evolution of the earth; chemistry and pollution of water, soil and air; chemistry of the earth's surface environment; comets, asteroids and meteorites; earth's resources and raw materials; exploration geophysics; geological hazards; global tectonics; magmatic processes; paleoecology; physics of the sun; structural geology II; tectonic geomorphology; volcanism in the solar system.

Course Additional Entry

Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £3,825  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £1,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £3,825  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £1,975  Academic year. First year home fees