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Environmental Geology, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #328 (QS) , | Online
Are you interested in geology and environmental issues? Are you concerned about the natural environment of our planet? Perhaps you work, or want to work, in the environmental or civil engineering industries. This Environmental Geology course at Birkbeck, University of London allows you to combine your studies and consider issues such as pollution, water resources, planning and waste disposal.

About

As well as attending the Environmental Geology course at Birkbeck, University of 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.

We are one of the few departments that meets the Geological Society's recommendation of a minimum of 100 days of fieldwork in a BSc programme. This is a commitment that many full-time courses do not match and, at present, we are the only part-time geology programme that does.

Each year, students attend a major residential field course of 10-14 days. They also attend numerous one-day and weekend field trips and are encouraged to undertake a substantial amount of independent field research.

Field courses are designed to complement the lecture programme and laboratory-based practical classes. In the field, you have the opportunity to cement your theoretical understanding of geology with practical experience. At the same time, you develop the skills you need to pursue independent research. We regularly update our field itineraries to keep up with changes in our curriculum. Currently, we take students to the Isle of Skye (Year 1), North-West Scotland (Year 2), and Cyprus and Spain (Years 3 and 4).

Career

Graduates can pursue careers in the oil, mineral and groundwater industries, geology or academia. This degree may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer, geologist or researcher.

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:

  • Assessed Field Techniques 
  • Earth History
  • Foundations of Mineralogy
  • Introduction to Geochemistry
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Invertebrate Palaeontology

          English Language Requirements

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            6.5

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            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
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          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.
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          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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