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Geophysics with a Year Abroad MSci

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • 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? How do different cultures approach these subjects?Explore geophysics at an advanced level 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 theme in geophysical hazards. Plus you’ll spend a year living and studying at one of our partner universities in Australasia, North America or Europe.This is a highly desirable four-year degree due to the varied skills you’ll develop, as well as the many industrial, governmental and academic applications of the subject.**Overview**This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest, knowledge and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment, and will develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future.As part of this degree programme you will have the opportunity to spend your third year studying and living abroad with one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Going to a university in another country is an unmissable opportunity to experience other cultures and lifestyles, and will give you the opportunity to study within a department where different aspects of geophysics are taught.During your course you will study mathematical techniques and gain 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.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, or 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 including 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

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

including Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

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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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