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Geology (Environmental Geoscience) BSc (Hons)

Keele University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.In this course you will learn about the composition of the Earth and the integral mechanisms and processes controlling its development through time. You will study human interactions with the Earth’s environments and employ applied methodologies to assess and solve a variety of pressing environmental issues.This Environmental Geoscience pathway through the Geology degree combines the study of the geological aspects of the Earth, including its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, hazards and materials, with key topics in environmental science, including climate change, contaminated land and remediation, water, soil and air quality, and the sustainable use of resources.Environmental Geoscience is a practical subject with an emphasis on critical analysis and problem-solving. The learning environments we use include the traditional lecture setting, but you will spend more time with hands-on learning in labs, practical classes and on fieldwork using a wide variety of equipment and software. A diverse range of specialist topics are covered, and you will conduct your own research projects. All of our single honours students are offered a work placement module in year 2.You will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, including communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and the ability to research, evaluate and synthesise information from diverse sources.Modern living demands sustained and significant human interaction with the Earth. The resources we use, such as minerals, hydrocarbons, water, metals and stone are all geological in nature, and their extraction and use all impact the environment.Environmental Geologists play a key role in society’s development, they are equipped to find and understand natural resources but also to identify and resolve the environmental impact of activities related to the extraction and use of those resources.Environmental Geologists work in a range of sectors, not limited to, geological, geophysical and environmental consultancies, resource management and exploration, hydrogeology, carbon sequestration, governmental/policy consultancy and urban and rural planning. Whatever career plan you have in mind you will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, including data acquisition and analysis, communication, problem-solving and dissemination skills, the ability to conceptualise and conduct research projects and gather and critique data from a range of sources.Please note: Course specialisms are subject to accreditation.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,000per year

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

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    56th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele provides a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 72 2

    23rd out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    120 57%

    38th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    54th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    8th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    109 48%

    23rd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    6th

    18

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