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MSci Geoscience

The MSci programmes in the department 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

GL1460 Igneous & metamorphic geology

GL1500 Physics & chemistry of the Earth

GL1600 Earth structures

GL1700 Mathematics for geologists

GL1800 Introductory palaeontology


1 of:
GL1300 Environmental issues

GL1750 Introduction to petroleum geology

GL2200 Stratigraphy & the history of life

GL2210 Regional geology

GL2400 Igneous & metamorphic geology

GL2410 Geochemistry

GL2500 Applied geophysics

GL2600 Structural analysis & remote sensing

GL2901 Field methods in geology



Between 2nd & 3rd year:
GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL3001 Advanced concepts & techniques in geology

GL3901 Independent geological field mapping



At least 2 of:
GL3210 Advanced topics in sedimentology

Gl4360 Volcanology

GL3600 Advanced techniques in tectonic & structural interpretation

GL3750 Mineral resources

GL3800 Advanced palaeontology


Plus choices from:
GL3300 Aqueous geology

GL3510 Planetary geology & geophysics


Between 3rd & 4th year:
GL3141 Applied geology (9-12 month work experience in industrial placement)

GL4111 Independent geoscience project


GL4100 Research proposal

GL4200 Applied sedimentology & stratigraphy

GL4210 Analysis of depositional environments

GL4400/GL411 Advanced igneous petrogenesis

GL4500 Seismic processing & interpretation

GL4510 Geodynamics & plate tectonics

GL4620 Interpretation of structural settings

GL4710 Coal geology

GL4720 Reservoir characterisation

GL4810 Terrestrial Palaeoecology

And/or MSci Environmental Geoscience options

Standard Offer

UCAS A Level Tariff: 320 points (ABB) including one science subject at A2

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


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