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).
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.
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