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Geophysics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Geophysics course from Imperial College London is aimed at students with a particular interest in physics and maths. Geophysicists use maths, physics and computer modelling to understand how the world works.
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Overview

The modular nature of the Geophysics course offered by Imperial College London enables you to gain a solid understanding of geosciences while tailoring your study programme to suit your interests. 

As the course progresses, you will be able to choose modules from specialist areas such as: surface processes, marine geophysics, volcanism, tectonics and geophysical techniques.

You will complete a range of computing modules to prepare you for using specialist electronic mapping packages. In your final year, you complete an independent field study and research project.The principal challenge facing the world’s growing population is how to maintain sustainable access to the natural resources – water, energy and food – that are necessary for us to enjoy a good quality of life, while protecting the environment.

The science and engineering behind understanding and solving this challenge lie at the heart of earth science, an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses physics, chemistry, mathematics and other sciences. It can be applied to the study of Earth to give us an understanding of how our planet works, from its internal core, crust and oceans, to the atmosphere and our solar system.

Careers

Besides obtaining the core knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the earth science, graduates of the new programme will gain specialist understanding and practical skills in geological, geochemical and geophysical aspects of planetary science.

This bespoke training will ensure that you are well placed to pursue a research careers in planetary science, and will have gained the breadth of knowledge required to undertake a broad range of space‐related employment.

The three-year BSc degrees are excellent preparation for careers in geosciences and other professions, especially if followed by a relevant MSc and a research degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deforming the Earth
  • Dynamic Earth and Planets
  • Geology in the Field
  • Physical and Surface Processes
  • Programming for Geoscientists
  • Stratigraphy and Geomaterials
  • Volcanism and Internal Processes

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A in Mathematics
  • A in Physics

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 6 in Mathematics at higher level
  • 6 in Physics at higher level
  • 6 in another subject at higher level
Advanced Placements
  • 5 in Calculus (AB or BC)
  • 5 in Physics
  • 5 in another subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
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