What will I learn?

Understand how the Earth has evolved over time, how the planet works, and develop an understanding of its possible futures. In both laboratory and the field you will establish a thorough scientific understanding of the physical forces acting on the Earth, the chemistry of its constituent materials and biology revealed by fossils. Developing your knowledge of processes and materials controlling the development of our planet, you'll be primed for work in a diverse range of geological industries.* In the 2016 National Student Survey, 100 per cent of students felt that the staff were good at explaining things; 94 per cent felt staff made the subject interesting; 94 per cent found staff enthusiastic about teaching; 100 per cent found the course intellectually stimulating; 81 per cent felt they had sufficient support with their studies and 100 per cent were satisfied with the course overall.* Learn from the experience and expertise of our highly qualified staff. The varied teaching practices range from seminars and tutorials to practical classes and workshops. * Take part in the substantial fieldwork offered in a variety of UK and overseas locations. You'll become an experienced field-worker, able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to existing Earth science problems.* Explore the natural geology of our rich surrounding area. Plymouth's location is of central importance to studying geology, with opportunities for fieldwork right on our doorstep.* Work towards becoming a Chartered Geologist, our accreditation by the Geological Society helps you to gain the required experience.

Which department am I in?

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Drake Circus,

Plymouth,

PL4 8AA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Any subjects are considered. General Studies is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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