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Geophysics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #58 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
On this Geophysics course from University of Bristol, you will learn about the physics that underpins the history, structure and dynamics of Earth systems, and how these relate, for example, to exploration for natural resources and environmental monitoring.
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Overview

During the Geophysics course from University of Bristol, you will explore the inaccessible parts of Earth’s interior through a range of geophysical techniques and become immersed in hands-on earth sciences from the start.

In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, physics, mathematics and computing, building your knowledge to inform your choice of third year options. Recent options have included Economic Geology, Petroleum Sedimentology, Physical Volcanology and Environmental Radioactivity. Your third year also includes an independent field and laboratory project.

We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners include Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins and EDF.

The course includes over 35 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Geological Society 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geology 
  • Computing for Earth Scientists 
  • Introduction to Field Skills in Earth Sciences 
  • Mathematics 
  • Core Physics :Mechanics and Matter 
  • Core Physics : Oscillations, Waves and Fields 
  • Essential Maths for Physics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABC including A in Mathematics and B in Physics
  • Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in Physics
  • Cambridge Pre-U offer: Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 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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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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