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Geology (Applied Geophysics) 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 Geophysics pathway through the Geology degree you will learn about the geophysical concepts that underpin our understanding of the Earth’s structure and its processes, as well as its uses in discovering resources. It is a very applied course that also examines the uses of geophysics in geotechnics, ground engineering, geoforensics and environmental monitoring.This course examines the geological and geophysical aspects of the Earth, its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, resources, hazards and materials. It looks at rocks, minerals and fossils, how they were formed, how they are found and exploited sustainably as a resource, and what they tell us about the history of the Earth. It also covers geological and geophysical processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics.Geophysics is a practical subject with applied problem-solving laboratory classes and field courses where you will learn how to collect, process and interpret geophysical data, and explore for future geological resources. This course focuses particularly on applied geophysical research skills and you will learn to carry out your own research using specialist geophysical software and equipment. Furthermore, you will complete a comprehensive and integrated UK and overseas fieldwork programme. All of our single honours students are offered a work placement module in year 2.Our modern industrialised and technology-based society depends on geophysicists to find natural resources such as minerals, hydrocarbons, geothermal energy, metals, aggregates and water, for designing and building foundations, tunnels, cuttings and other engineering projects, to understand the risks from natural hazards and inform environmental projects such as radioactive waste disposal or carbon dioxide sequestration. 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. You will develop subject specific-skills like the ability to manipulate, analyse and present geophysical data using industry standard software. You might choose to work in geophysical, geological or environmental consultancy, in construction, mining, in the energy sector, planning or insurance. Please note: Course specialisms are subject to accreditation

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 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 offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 29 2

  • 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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