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Geophysics with a Placement Year BSc

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**About This Course**What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it?Explore geophysics in the context of the entire Earth system. You’ll study the Earth’s many processes, from the seas and skies to the deep interior, and learn about the way they control our environment. You’ll have the choice of a significant range of modules thanks to our diverse expertise, with a particularly strong emphasis on geophysical hazards.You will also have the opportunity to spend a year gaining valuable experience working in industry.This is a highly desirable degree due to the varied skills you’ll develop. The subject can be applied in many different industrial, governmental and academic settings. And UEA is one of the best places to study it – in the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked first in the UK for the impact of our world-leading research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF2014 Analysis).**Overview**This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest in and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment. You’ll also develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future.Approximately one third of your time at UEA will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research.You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field course you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques – including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, and ground-penetrating radar surveys.You’ll also have the opportunity to spend a year in industry – an invaluable addition to your scientific knowledge and technique. This will increase your employability and give you the chance to put your first two years of learning into practice.Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, oceanography or study a combination of them all.When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors such as geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: www.uea.ac.uk

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,200per year

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University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    131 57%

    17th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

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