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Physical Geography and Geology BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you interested in exploring how the Earth and its landscapes have changed over tens of millions of years or developing an understanding of natural hazards? Physical geography and geology examines how the Earth’s surface is shaped by natural and human processes. You'll gain a scientific appreciation of areas including climate change, glaciology and volcanic eruptions, and develop a range of laboratory and field skills in diverse, international settings.You will undertake fieldwork in a range of exciting locations: Iceland, Sicily, Spain and Cyprus, developing and expanding your scientific and transferable skills. You will also progress your skills at your own pace using our open access laboratory, LABplus. You can spend your second year of study abroad, studying in Canada, Australia, USA or Europe through our direct exchange, Erasmus or ISEP programmes.* Receive essential field equipment and e-books for free as part of your degree package at the start of your first term.* Benefit from world-class teaching from our research-active geology and geography staff members, ensuring your learning is always current.* Study modules dedicated to addressing the connection between physical geography and geology, such as ‘long-term landscape development’.* Take part in fieldwork in a range of exciting locations such as Iceland, Sicily, Spain and Cyprus to develop and expand your subject specific and transferable skills. You can follow a route through this course where all compulsory residential fieldwork costs are met from tuition fees, though some fieldwork options may require additional funding.* Progress your skills in our open access laboratory, LABplus.* Work towards becoming a Chartered Geologist, our accreditation by the Geological Society helps you to gain the required experience. The world’s oldest and most prestigious national learned society for geology.* Develop skills further by applying to spend Year 2 studying abroad in Canada, Australia, USA or Europe through our direct exchange, Erasmus or ISEP programmes.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 72 2

    25th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    122 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    118 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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