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Geophysics with Study Abroad MSci (Hons)

University of Bristol

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On this course, you will learn about the physics that underpins the history, structure and dynamics of Earth systems, and how these relate, for example, to exploration for natural resources and environmental monitoring. You will explore the inaccessible parts of Earth’s interior through a range of geophysical techniques and become immersed in hands-on earth sciences from the start.You will also study in English at one of our partner universities overseas. Students on Study Abroad degrees return with an appreciation of different cultures, exciting new ideas and a broader perspective of the world, all of which can lead to enhanced career prospects.In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, physics, mathematics and computing, building your knowledge to inform your choice of advanced topics to study in the following years. Recent options have included Global Seismology, Near Surface Geophysics Fieldwork and Physical Volcanology.Your third year is spent abroad, studying units comparable to those offered in Bristol. Recently students have studied in North America, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Visit Global Opportunities (https://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/) to find out more about where you can study abroad.In the fourth year back in Bristol you will take advanced taught units and complete a major research project. Recent options have included Seismology, Volcanic Hazards and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners have included TerraDat, Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins and EDF.The course includes over 35 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.All our geophysics degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between geophysics courses are possible.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

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

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A level : ABC - AAB

Standard offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics.Contextual offer: ABC including A in Mathematics and B in Physics.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    170 75%

    8th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    4th

    10

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