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Geosciences & Sustainable Energy

BSc
  • UCAS code FH62
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

The course

We recognise the importance of sustainable Geosciences and the growing demand for graduates who are leaders of the movement to understand climate change and can support the energy transition. BSc Geosciences and Sustainable Energy is a new degree designed to provide a clear and distinct pathway leading to a career in shaping society’s response to sustainable energy and the booming sustainable energy business.

On this innovative new degree you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to take an active part in the energy transition and the movement towards building a cleaner and more sustainable society.

You’ll develop a deep understanding of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, ocean energy, and the emerging technologies to harness the power of natural resources, as well as efficient resource management, and how to minimise waste and reduce pollution. You’ll explore energy storage technologies and acquire experience in subsurface evaluation for sustainable resources and critical elements minerals, developing analytical geoscience skills such as geophysics and geospatial data analysis (GIS).

You’ll study in a department consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), and home to an inspiring research culture that informs our teaching. You’ll enjoy field work opportunities in the UK and overseas, and become a part of an inclusive, community-focused department with a strong staff-to-student ratio.

Throughout your degree you'll acquire practical skills and analysis abilities and be competent to prepare presentations and reports suitable for professionals of the energy sector as well as being accessible for wider interests.

You’ll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of geoscience processes, their role in shaping the Earth and their relevance for the development of a sustainable society.

  • Taught by academics involved in cutting edge research with extensive industry connections
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the complex issues around climate change and energy transition
  • Gain practical skills geared towards a career in the energy sector and other related fields
  • Graduate with excellent employability prospects in the booming sustainable energy business.
92%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2019

9th

in the UK for Earth Sciences

Source: Times Good University Guide 2020

93%

of our Earth Sciences graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2018

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