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BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

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Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: F60F

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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Duration: 3 years full time

UCAS code: F600

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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Key information

Duration: 4 years full time

UCAS code: F603

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

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BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year

Our Integrated Foundation Year for science is a thorough, skills-building course that will give you everything you need to start your study of BSc Geology with confidence. 

Science underpins society and can help us provide answers to fundamental questions. Our Foundation Year sets you up so that you’re ready to take on those questions - providing you with opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of how to get started in studying the sciences at university, including Geology. You’ll have theoretical and hands-on experiences to equip you with the skills and confidence to progress. 

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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