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Earth Sciences - Undergraduate

Earth Sciences - Undergraduate

Our department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research, making it an ideal environment to study an undergraduate programme.

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Our department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research, making it an ideal environment to study an undergraduate programme. Our friendly and approachable staff are leading authorities in their fields and, together with state-of-the-art facilities, provide students with the best possible opportunity to succeed.

  • Top 10 Earth Science department (The Complete University Guide, 2019)
  • High quality teaching from internationally recognised experts
  • Strong industrial contacts and alumni links
  • Lyell work experience and Lyell Research Scholarships
  • Bedford scholarships
  • Better than 90% in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • Campus accommodation
  • On-campus olympic standard sports facilities
  • Sports scholarships

We accept a total of about 65 undergraduate students every year, who study a wide range of 3-year (BSc) and 4-year (MSci) single honours programmes. All of our programmes have been accredited by the Geological Society as a fast track route to Fellowship with professional recognition as a Chartered Geologist. Furthermore several of our programmes can be combined with either a year in a foreign university or a year in industry.

Teaching is supported by an extensive fieldwork training programme with field studies in the UK, EU and US. It benefits significantly from the wide range of research activities and expertise within the department, and from industrial and commercial partnerships.

BSc Digital Geosciences F640 3 years

BSc Environmental Geology F630 3 years

BSc Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry  F690  4 years

BSc Geology F600 3 years 

BSc Geology with a Year in Industry F603 4 years 

BSc Petroleum Geology F620 3 years

MSci Environmental Geoscience F631 4 years

MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry F644 5 years

MSci Environmental Geoscience with an International Year* FP42 4 years

MSci Geoscience F601 4 years

MSci Geoscience with a Year in Industry F642 5 years 

MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study* F602 4 years

*International Year option: As part of these MSci programmes (FP42 and F602), students can elect to spend a year abroad (Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand), placing them in new, challenging learning environments and cultures.


For full details on each degree programme visit our online course directory here

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