We combine physics, chemistry and biology with geology, geography and palaeontology to answer fundamental questions about the origin, development, and future of the Earth. You will be trained in the skills required for the interpretation of rock materials and geological phenomena as well as applying theory and techniques from other disciplines to the study of the Earth and the environment.
You will be given the opportunity to learn about how our planet works, and address some of the major issues of our times: from the origin of the solar system, the Earth and life, to the climate system and the fate of glaciers and ice sheets. The diverse range of courses cover processes from the Earth’s interior, as mapped by seismic waves, to the evolution of the Earth’s crust documented in the rocks at its surface.
The Earth Sciences - Geology course from the University of Oxford includes several excursions. These link closely to material covered in lectures, and convey the practice of geology, geophysics, geochemistry and palaeontology in the field environment. This work culminates in an independent project to study and map an area chosen by the student. Many of the field excursions take place out of term time.
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- Planet Earth
- Fundamentals of geology
- Physics, chemistry and biology for Earth Sciences
- Mathematics for Materials and Earth Sciences
- Earth deformation and materials
- Geochemistry and ocean chemistry
- Mathematical and geophysical tools
- 36 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Geology View 146 other Masters in Geology in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-levels: A*AA/AAAA
- Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
- IB: 39 (including core points) with 766 at HL
- Candidates must be studying Maths plus Physics or Chemistry to A-level or equivalent.
- Chemistry or Physics are also highly recommended as a third subject.
International36065 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 36065 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
Islands (Channel Islands & Isle of Man) £9,250
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