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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #328 (QS) , | Online
This Geology course at Birkbeck, University of London provides an introduction to a range of disciplines, from geophysics to palaeontology, and from volcanology to sedimentology. You will be taught by internationally distinguished researchers who are experts in their field.

About

As well as attending this Geology course at Birkbeck, University of London you can also study by distance learning via our online learning environment wherever you are in the world - and whenever it suits you.

We are one of the few departments that meets the Geological Society's recommendation of a minimum 64 days' fieldwork in a BSc programme. This is a commitment that many full-time courses do not match and at present we are only one of a few geology programmes that does.

Each year you attend a major residential field course of 10-14 days. You also attend weekend field classes and have to undertake a substantial amount of field research on your own.

Field courses are designed to complement the lecture programme and lab-based practical classes. In the field, you have the opportunity to cement your theoretical understanding with practical experience, and develop independent research skills.

Career

Graduates can pursue careers in the oil, mineral and groundwater industries, academia or geology. This degree may also be useful in becoming an engineering geologist, geochemist, higher education lecturer, geophysicist or hydrogeologist.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Geological Society as a recognised professional qualification.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We try to give equal consideration to all applications received before the end of May.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      4-6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessed Field Techniques 
  • Earth History
  • Foundations of Mineralogy
  • Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology
  • Geophysics
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology
  • Principles of Sedimentology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
  • Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10275 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6935 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6935 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

For the 6 years option:

  • EU/EEA - £ 4625 
  • NON-EU/EEA - £ 6825 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

With no upfront fees for most full-time and part-time undergraduate students and fantastic financial support packages, there's never been a better time to study at Birkbeck. 

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