Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

Environmental Geology is at the front line in the fight against some of the greatest threats facing humankind. From manmade crises including climate change and resource depletion to life'threatening natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes, the skills of environmental geologists are called upon to overcome a complex set of problems.

Study Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the geological processes that affect the world around us, while examining the extent of human interaction with the environment. This flexible four'year programme includes a year in industry, providing you with invaluable career experience and the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice.

You’ll study in a dynamic, research'led department, consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016). You’ll contribute to our leading research, and in your final year you'll choose from a range of optional modules including Marine Geology and Volcanology.

Learning takes place in our friendly, community'focussed department, with a high staff'to'student ratio. Participating in exciting fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas will develop your scientific understanding and hands'on experience of environmental, ecological and health issues.

You’ll graduate with real, applicable industry experience and a diverse transferrable skillset including environmental investigation, stratigraphy and geochemistry skills. This flexible programme is geared towards maximising your career opportunities in Environmental Geology and beyond.

+ Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world'leading or internationally excellent – no.2 in the UK (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)

+ Join a department consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016).

+ Enjoy extensive fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas.

+ Gain experience and make invaluable real'world connections during your year in industry.

Course Modules

Global Tectonics, Introductory Sedimentology, Environmental Issues with Maths, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology 1, Physics and Chemistry of Earth, Earth Structures, Introductory Palaeontology, Scientific and Geological Field Skills, Stratigraphy and History of Life, Regional Geology, Geohazards, Geochemistry, Advanced Concepts and Techniques in Geology, Aqueous Geology

Start Date:

24/09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Sandwich
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £15,600 Overseas Fees