We offer degree courses that cover the full spectrum of Earth Sciences. Whether your interest lies in environmental geoscience, geophysics, or geology, whether you want to study for 3 years or 4 years, we have a course that will fulfil your needs. Our staff teach expansive, research-led curricula at the forefront of human knowledge.
Our degree courses will help you on your journey to a profession in the geoscience sector and beyond. Our modules can also be studied as part of a Natural Sciences degree course.
All but two of our degree courses are accredited by our professional body (The Geological Society of London - GSL), demonstrating that our undergraduate courses cover the range of skills expected of a trained geoscientist at this level. The Geoscience degree course (F643) is not accredited and provides a more flexible route for students who are unable to carry out the amount of fieldwork required by the GSL for accreditation. Our new Climate Science degree course (F645) is also not accredited as it sits outside the remit of the Geological Socety of London.
Almost all of our teaching takes place in modern, purpose-built lecture rooms in the Arthur Holmes Building. We have recently invested in a brand new suite of optical microscopes, we have a large teaching collection of rocks, fossils, geological maps, and thin sections, and access to new university computing facilities. We train our students to use industry-standard and research-level software such as ESRI ArcGIS Pro and Matlab.
Undergraduates completing a dissertation or research project that involves laboratory study can benefit from our world-class geochemistry labs and rock mechanics labs that operate full-time analysing rocks and samples from across the world to answer a wide range of geoscience questions.
Watch the video below, to see students talking about their time in the Department.