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Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview and aims of the ProgrammeDo you have a curious mind? Are you fascinated by how the Earth works? An environmental geoscientist uses their understanding of the planet and its processes to predict hazards like floods and earthquakes, clean up dangerous waste, and help civil engineers plan the construction of new roads, tunnels or buildings. On our Environmental Geoscience course, you will explore different processes that happen on our planet like acid rain and global warming and find solutions to geological problems in the UK and around the world. You will develop advanced skills in mapping, research, analysis and problem-solving. South Wales has a rich geological history and is ideal for teaching how geology impacts on landscapes and industry. We take regular field trips to areas of natural beauty and old industrial and mining sites. There will be opportunities to do overseas trips, in the past we’ve been to Tenerife and Cyprus. We’ve worked with industry to design our degree so you graduate with the specialist skills needed to be a professional environmental geoscientist. You don’t need to have studied Geology as we’ll be starting year one with the basic principles to bring everyone to the same level. Distinctive Features of the Programme• Professional accreditation - our Environmental Geoscience degree is accredited by the Geological Society, the professional body for geosciences in the UK. This accreditation keeps us connected to industry and allows our graduates to become chartered Geologists. ● Student satisfaction - Belong to a small and friendly community voted close to top among all Russell Group Universities in the main category of Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.● Flexible degree schemes - all of the School’s degrees have a common first semester that introduce you to geosciences and geography. You can then decide whether to stay with your chosen degree or switch to another in the same School. ● Hands-on fieldwork - you will get plenty of opportunity to develop your fieldwork skills with regular day trips and residential trips in Wales and overseas. South Wales has a long (and heavily polluting) industrial history and there are lots of outstanding natural landscapes for us to explore. ● World leading experts and facilities – you will be taught by world-leading scientists and have access to equipment and laboratories for analysis and testing of environmental samples. These will be used in your independent dissertation project in year three.• Access to the British Geological Survey and National Museum of Wales - our school is in the same building as the Welsh office of the British Geological Survey and next door to the National Museum of Wales. We use the exhibition galleries of the National Museum and material from its collections to enhance our teaching. British Geological Survey Wales has a strong environmental focus and helps provide ideas for student projects along with advice on professional skills and careers.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,450per year

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A level : BBC - ABB

ABB-BBB (with 1 science subject) or BBB-BBC (with 2 science subjects. Acceptable science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 71 10

    21st out of 30 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    135 67%

    24th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    9th

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    41st

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    124 56%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    17th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    11th

    4

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