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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Many of the major challenges facing our planet, such as climate change, future energy production or living with natural hazards, require a thorough understanding of how the Earth has behaved in the past and how it works today. Our accredited BSc Geology degree provides all the key skills you need to understand the inner workings of our planet. You will study subjects ranging from geophysics and palaeontology through to volcanology and sedimentology. You will develop skills in the manipulation of scientific data, critical assessment of scientific hypotheses and experience actual scientific research during project work.Our teaching philosophy is based around flexibility, allowing you to fit the degree around your lifestyle. We embrace new technology and methods to make our degrees 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. We are one of the few departments that meets the Geological Society of London recommendation of a minimum 64 days' fieldwork in a BSc programme and the only one that allows this through online learning. Each year you attend a major residential field course of 10-14 days, cementing your theoretical skills with more practical experience. Currently, we take students to Pembrokeshire, North-West Scotland or Greece and Morocco. You may also attend weekend field classes and will undertake a substantial amount of field research on your own in the latter years of the degree.**HIGHLIGHTS**- We offer you flexible teaching methods, balancing face-to-face and online learning.- Exciting field trip opportunities to famous geological sites in the UK, Greece and Morocco.- Accredited by the Geological Society of London as a recognised professional qualification. We are the only university that offers this option through distance learning.- We are part of the joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS) meaning we share laboratories, expertise and events, all open to students for research projects.- In our joint submission with UCL, we were rated sixth in the UK for Earth Systems and Environmental Science research in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).- Our Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has been offering evening study courses for over 70 years and distance learning for over 20 years.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,280per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : CCC - BBB


University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

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

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