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Earth Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #328 (QS) , | Online
Earth science is the study of the world around us. This Earth Sciences course at Birkbeck, University of London introduces you to a range of disciplines, from geophysics to palaeontology, and from volcanology to sedimentology.

About

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

The earth sciences cover a broad spectrum of research topics. You may have an interest in studying the evolution of life through the millennia, working with the fossil record to chart the development and extinction of species. You may be interested in looking at the dynamics involved in geohazards such as earthquakes and volcanoes. 

You may want to reconstruct ancient environments with an eye to addressing key environmental issues of our time, such as climate change and coastal erosion. Or you may wish to expand your general knowledge of the sciences, developing your skills of data collection and scientific analysis.

Career

Graduates can pursue careers in the oil, mineral and groundwater industries, academia or geology. This Earth Sciences course at Birkbeck, University of London may also be useful in becoming a geologist, palaeontologist, environmental consultant or landscape architect.

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
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth History
  • Foundations of Mineralogy
  • Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology
  • Geophysics
  • Igneous Petrology
  • Metamorphic Petrology

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

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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.

              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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