What will I learn?

The Geoscience course provides you with maximum flexibility in module choices and is suitable if you have a wide-ranging interest across the Earth Science subjects. This means that assuming pre-requisite module criteria are met, all modules are optional, bar the compulsory Level 3 dissertation module. Because of the high degree of flexibility, this degree is not accredited by the Geological Society of London.After completing this course Geoscience graduates gain employment in the fields of mineral exploration and petroleum geology, engineering geology, environmental and hydrogeology consultancies, GIS companies, geological surveys, as well as securing places on Masters and PhD courses. The numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving skills that you will develop on the course are highly valued in a wide range of non-geoscience careers, including teaching, business management, insurance and accounting, banking and finance. **Year 1 Optional modules**Earth MaterialsUnderstanding Earth SciencesEnvironment and ResourcesField StudiesMathematical Methods in GeosciencesFurther Mathematics for GeoscientistsGeoinformaticsUp to two modules from another academic department**Year 2 Optional modules:**Structural Geology and TectonicsIgneous and Metamorphic Geochemistry and PetrologySedimentary Environments and PaleoecologyHydrology and ClimateGeophysical Data ApplicationsGeophysical Methods for GeoscientistsModelling Earth Processes One module from another academic department**Year 3****Compulsory module:** Dissertation**Optional modules**Earth System and ClimateEarth Structure and DynamicsAdvanced GeophysicsGeological Evolution and Petroleum Systems of the British IslesMagmatismPalaeobiologyTectonics and Deformation ProcessesEnvironmental GeochemistryEarth Sciences into SchoolsEnvironmental ManagementWe review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2020 entry from September 2019.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Natural Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 39,226) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University College

The Castle,

Durham,

DH1 3RW, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 39,226) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Grey College

South Road,

Durham,

DH1 3LG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

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

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