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MSci Environmental Geoscience

The MSci programmes build on the learning outcomes in the BSc programmes, taking the level of study to the forefront of the academic and professional discipline, developing originality in the application of knowledge, and dealing with complex issues systematically and creatively. Students completing these courses have had a high level of success in finding employment in the hydrocarbon and environmental professions, or in continuing into further research degrees.

GL1100 Global tectonics

GL1200 Introductory sedimentology

GL1300 Environmental issues

GL1460 Igneous & metamorphic geology

GL1500 Physics & chemistry of the Earth

GL1600 Earth structures

GL1700 Mathematics for geologists

GL1800 Introductory palaeontology

GL2200 Stratigraphy & the history of life

GL2210 Regional geology

GL2320 Geohazards

GL2410 Geochemistry

GL2901 Field methods in geology


Other from Earth Sciences or Geography courses
Between 2nd & 3rd year:GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL3001 Advanced concepts & techniques in geology

GL3340 GIS & remote sensing

GL3350 Environmental geoscience report

GL3940 Methods of environmental investigation


3 of:
GL3210 Advanced topics in sedimentology

GL3300 Aqueous geology

GL3460 Volcanology

GL3750 Mineral resources

Or MSci Geoscience 3rd year options
Between 3rd & 4th year:

GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL4321 Independent environmental geoscience project

GL4910 Environmental field investigations


At least 2 of:
GL4100 Research proposal

GL4300 Water quality

GL4310 Air pollution

GL4340 Oceans & atmospheres

GL4370 Contaminated land

GL4380 Environmental inorganic analysis

GL4820 Palaeoclimates

And/or Msci Geoscience options


Further information including fees, funding and how to apply are available here.


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