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Geology with Geophysics BSc (Hons)

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

From environmental hazards and energy supply to locating natural resources, there are a number of geological issues facing our society – and this degree will equip you with the practical skills to deal with them.Geology at Leicester provides a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn about the evolution of our planet from geoscientists at the forefront of their field. Our teaching is led by our research and you will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their expertise in fields such as palaeobiology, economic geology, volcanology, structural geology, geophysics and palaeoenvironments.Because all our degrees include common modules in the first year, you can transfer between courses as you discover those aspects of the geosciences which inspire you most and best match your particular interests and career aspirations. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff-student relations and have high student satisfaction levels not least because of our small group teaching and tutorials, which provide individually tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your degree.Whether you study for the Geology with Geophysics BSc or the MGeol, your degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of geophysics, enabling you to develop specialist expertise in geophysical exploration methods alongside related skills and knowledge in physics, maths and IT. You will study earthquakes and the Earth's core and learn how to locate oil and water. Geophysicists are in high demand to address problems facing our society - from raw materials and energy supply to environmental hazards - and this degree will equip you with the skills for employment across a wide range of geoscience industries, including hydrocarbon exploration/production, hydrogeology, mineral exploration, engineering site investigation, environmental monitoring and archaeogeophysics.There are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty as well! Each year of the degree includes different field work opportunities including trips to Scotland, Spain and Wales where you will be able to apply all that you have learned here on campus. What's the difference?Apply for a BSc degree if you want an ideal three-year route to becoming a professional geologist or you’re looking to pursue further geological studies through a specialist MSc course.Apply for a four-year MGeol degree if you are looking to fast-track your professional geological employment or to continue on to PhD research after graduation. MGeol courses include a major cutting-edge independent research project on a topic chosen by you, giving you the opportunity to work with specialist analytical facilities, learn the skills required to succeed in a research environment and potentially see your work published in a peer-reviewed journal. Plus you may be able to spend your third year abroad.It is possible to transfer between the BSc and the MGeol up to the end of Year 2.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,515per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBB - ABB

Must include either Mathematics or Physics and ideally one other Science subject from following list: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Geology. Mathematics and Physics taken together will count as two science subjects and fulfil requirements. Applicants holding only 1 science subject in either Mathematics or Physics will be considered.

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University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    128 56%

    20th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    6

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