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Physics with Geology BSc (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme brings two hugely popular subjects together to help develop in-demand Geophysicists. Geology is the study of the Earth and how it works: its minerals, rocks, their structure and interactions above and below Earth's surface. It is also concerned with unraveling Earth history, including the history of life, and predicting future geologic events. Geophysics applies mathematics, the principles of physics, and modeling to study the Earth’s interior and investigates the Earth’s electromagnetic and gravitational fields.At first sight, these two subjects, may appear very different however they are not. A Geophysicist explores the same problems as a Geologist but by application of physical, numerical, and computer technology methods and particularly physics based techniques to the study of Earth’s interior and for the exploration of natural resources. If you have ever wondered how volcanoes or earthquakes happen, why Tyrannosaurus is extinct, why mountains form, how oil and gas forms and how to find and produce it, or how climate changes over time, ask a Geophysicist.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,800per year

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A level : BBB

A minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB - to include Mathematics and Physics.To be considered for entry into Second Year, a minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB, with AB from Mathematics and Physics (including the subject(s) nominated for Honours - an A in the subject for Single Honours or AB in the subjects for Joint Honours).Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 40 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population has over 130 nationalities and strong international global networks.
Experienced international student advisers with immigration expertise supporting students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 30 5

    31st out of 50 12

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    152 69%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    17th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    26th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    171 76%

    13th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    39th

    20
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    30th

    5

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