Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Environmental geology is a growing area of active research, because it provides insights into how the environment has evolved over geological time. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across relevant aspects of the earth sciences.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in geology, industry, engineering, surveying and education. Possible professions include geologist, surveyor, or higher education lecturer. This degree can also be useful in becoming an environmental consultant, nature conservation officer, or commercial/residential surveyor.

Start Date:

Duration: one to three evenings a week part-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate £2,100 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate £2,100 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate £3,075 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English or who 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.