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Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    F662

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    8th

    (Geology)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    158

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    74

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.13

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    MSci

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

On this course, you will learn about the physics that underpins the history, structure and dynamics of earth systems, and how these relate to exploration for natural resources and environmental monitoring, for example. You will explore the inaccessible parts of Earth’s interior through a range of geophysical techniques and become immersed in hands-on earth sciences from the start.In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, physics, mathematics and computing, building your knowledge to inform your choice of advanced topics to study in the following years. Recent options have included Economic Geology, Petroleum Sedimentology, Physical Volcanology and Environmental Radioactivity.Your third year also includes an independent field and laboratory project, and your fourth year includes advanced taught units and a major research project. A number of our previous students’ project reports have been published in scientific journals.We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners include Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins and EDF.The course includes over 35 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.All our degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between courses are possible.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

ABC–AAB

Details

Standard offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics.Contextual offer: ABC including A in Mathematics and B in Physics.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). The university is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

Address

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Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TH

UNITED KINGDOM