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Geophysical Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This three-year BSc Geophysical Sciences programme works at the intersection of many sciences including Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and Geography to help you understand the processes that shape planet Earth. Whereas most programmes focus on terrestrial geophysics, Southampton combines this with an expertise in marine geophysics. You will deepen your understanding of core tectonic movements, dynamics of the oceans and atmosphere, and the interactions in space between the solar wind and the Earth’s magnetic field.The modular system will provide you with extensive knowledge of all of the fundamental aspects. You will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your own requirements by choosing options in particular areas of the subject, ranging from seafloor exploration to tides and waves within the oceans, or studying the Earth from satellites, with further options available in maths, physics and archaeology.Your degree and lecturers will have strong links to industry. You could enjoy summer placements, one year industry placements and you will have the opportunity to undertake research work on real industry data in year three.All of Geophysics programmes at Southampton are accredited by the Geological Society of London. Ranked 7th in the Russell Group for Satisfied with course. *Guardian best UK universities league table 2021, 15 out of 24 Russell Group Universities, Earth and Marine Sciences subject area.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,580per year

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University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 29 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    149 65%

    12th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    7

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