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Environmental Geology (Graduate Certificate)

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Environmental geology is a growing area of active research as it provides insights into how the environment has evolved over geological time and how this relates to changes happening today. If you have an undergraduate degree in earth sciences, geology or a related field but want to increase your knowledge of environmental geology, then our Graduate Certificate in Environmental Geology will bring you up to date with developments in the field. The specialist knowledge you acquire could help you change career, build a career within the environmental or education sector or enable you to progress onto graduate research at PhD level.

You will be taught by academics who are actively engaged in cutting-edge environmental research that is expanding the boundaries of knowledge. We cover coastal erosion, mineralogy, geoarchaeology, volcanology, earthquake forecasting, palaeoclimatology and palaeontology, as well as offering advanced modules in many other subjects. You can choose from a range of modules to create a programme that matches, expands and deepens your particular interests.

Our teaching philosophy is based around flexibility, allowing you to fit your studies around your lifestyle. We embrace new technology and methods to make learning accessible to all and have been running remote as well as face-to-face lectures for more than 20 years. This means you can attend classes with our internationally distinguished researchers in our world-class laboratories in London or you can watch live streams/recorded lectures at home using our cutting-edge online teaching platform. You are free to mix both these methods to find the best balance for you. This includes the option to study 100% online from anywhere in the world and receive a University of London qualification.

While not compulsory, there are opportunities to participate in residential field trips. On the Graduate Certificate you will have the chance to join final-year undergraduate students in Morocco or the Canary Islands.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career in geology, industry, engineering, surveying and education. Possible professions include geologist, surveyor, or higher education lecturer. This degree can also be useful in becoming an environmental consultant, nature conservation officer, or commercial/residential surveyor.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Tuition fees

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£ 3,230per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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