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B.Sc. On Campus

(Hons) Geology

University of Plymouth

36 months
Duration
14600 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The geosciences are critical to shaping the future of our planet. Geologists use their knowledge of the earth’s evolution and the physical, chemical and biological process that shape our planet, to pioneer sustainable futures. The BSc (Hons) Geology programme is offered at University of Plymouth

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Overview

Key features of studying the BSc (Hons) Geology  course at University of Plymouth

  • Our new modules address critical sustainability challenges: reducing risk from natural hazards, harnessing cleaner energy sources and how to combat climate and environmental change.
  • Our approachable staff share their cutting-edge research and expertise through varied teaching practices in lectures, tutorials, practical classes and field courses.
  • Learn to apply the latest techniques in the field and laboratory. Our substantial fieldwork programme provides opportunities in a variety of UK and overseas locations including Death Valley USA, Spain, Sicily and Cyprus.
  • Progress your skills in our open access laboratory, LABplus.
  • Develop your confidence with a personal tutor, providing you with weekly guidance throughout your first year.
  • Our PALS mentoring scheme provides you with support from students in the year ahead.
  • Plymouth's coastal location, close to Dartmoor and two UNESCO World Heritage sites provides the perfect setting for studying geology, with opportunities for fieldwork right on our doorstep.
  • Receive essential field safety equipment free as part of your welcome package.
  • Work towards becoming a Chartered Geologist, our accreditation by the Geological Society, the world’s oldest and most prestigious national learned society for geology, helps you to gain the required experience.
  • Take the opportunity to spend your second year studying abroad in Canada, Australia, USA or elsewhere through our direct exchange, Erasmus or ISEP programmes. Plymouth is currently the only UK institution to offer exchanges through ISEP, giving our students the greatest range of Earth science exchange opportunities available.

Accreditation

Accredited by The Geological Society of London.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Dynamic Earth

  • Earth Materials

  • Geosystems

  • Palaeontology and Stratigraphy

  • Geological Maps and Structural Geology

  • Fieldwork and Key Skills

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CAS tariff 112-128
  • IB 28 - 30 points overall to include science related subjects.
  • A level
  • 112-128 points including a minimum of 2 A Levels, relevant subjects Biology, Mathematics/Use of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Applied Science, Geography, Geology, Design Technology. Excluding General Studies.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma/RQF National Extended Diploma: DMM to DDM – science related subject. 
  • BTEC National Diploma modules
  • GCSE - All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) English and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.
  • Pass an Access to HE Diploma (science based) with at least 33 credits at merit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time (Home) £770per 10 credits

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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