• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
In this Geology and Physical Geography (Hons) programme offered by University of South Wales you’ll develop practical fieldwork and laboratory techniques to improve your employment prospects. You’ll also explore how to identify and exploit natural resources, consider solutions to environmental concerns, and study geohazard analysis, climate change and engineering geology.
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Overview

The Geology and Physical Geography (Hons) programme offered by University of South Wales is a degree that combines a study of the Earth, including its structure, composition and history, with its surface processes and their interactions with Earth’s systems and people.

Together, the study of geology and physical geography will provide you with a unique breadth of subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Earth. The only degree in Wales to properly offer this combination of subjects, you will be able to combine the study Physical Geography and Geology elements that really interest you, shaping your final degree in Earth Sciences.

No degree in this subject can be confined to a classroom, so almost all modules are supported by field courses that make the most of our excellent location, close to some of the UK’s best landscapes. On overseas field courses, students have assessed hazards in Sicily or Greece, volcanic processes in Iceland, and climate change and environmental management in eastern or South Africa.

Careers

The emphasis for the Geology and Physical Geography degree is on employability and our graduates have obtained positions in many areas of traditional geological employment such as hydrocarbon extraction and exploration, or aggregate exploitation. In addition, other career openings for our graduates include contaminated land reclamation, waste disposal and geotechnical engineering. 

Many of our graduates have developed careers in local authorities, environmental consultancies, the Environment Agency, the construction industry, the service sector and the civil service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Rocks, Minerals and Fossils
  • Basic Field Geology 
  • Introductory to Data Analysis and GIS
  • Landform Systems
  • Introductory Field and Research Skills
  • The Evolving Earth
  • Sedimentology
  • Structural Geology
  • Reconstructing Change

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer: BCC - CDD to include a Science such as Geography or Mathematics but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Welsh BACC Offer: Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A level to include a Science (which may be Geography or Mathematics) but to exclude General Studies (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).
  • Typical Science Requirements: Applicants taking Science A levels in England will need to pass the practical element alongside achieving the requested grade(s)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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