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BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

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If we make you an offer for this course for 2022 entry, we guarantee to confirm your place even if one of your final A-level results is one grade below those you have received in that offer. Equivalencies and exclusions apply. Full details here.

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Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: F60F

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £9,250

Eligible EU students tuition fee**: £23,200

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Duration: 3 years full time

UCAS code: F600

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £9,250

International / EU fees**: £23,200

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Key information

Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: F603

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £9,250

International / EU fees**: £23,200

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BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

Our Integrated Foundation Year will take you through a carefully-designed course to help you to progress confidently onto your undergraduate degree.

The Geology Foundation Year provides progressive structures in which you are able to gain knowledge and understanding of approaches to scientific study and your chosen degree subject. 

Your course provides an introduction to modern Geology/Earth Sciences with a variety of theoretical and practical hands-on experiences and equips you with the study skills and confidence necessary to successfully progress to UG honours degree courses in Earth Sciences

To understand the physical Earth and the dynamic processes that continue to alter and change our environment it is important to understand the geology of our planet. BSc Geology combines disciplines including chemistry, physics, maths, and geography to fully comprehend the past, present, and future of our planet.

A degree in Earth Sciences develops your ability to successfully apply scientific knowledge and transferable skills. A programme of fieldwork enables you to put into practice all aspects of the taught programme in Earth Sciences, as well as providing a chance for staff and students to get to know each other. The fieldwork programme is designed to provide progressive training through projects, involving either geological mapping or environmental data collection.

On successful completion, you’ll be equipped with:

  • a broad understanding of the fundamental scientific knowledge and  terminology of Geology/Earth Sciences
  • an awareness of current areas of debate and discovery in Earth Sciences, and their investigation by scientific knowledge and methods
  • the skills required to conduct standard fieldwork and laboratory procedures in Geology/Earth Sciences, together with skills in monitoring, observation, documentation and quantitative or qualitative measurement in the laboratory and field.
From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

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