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Geology, MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
If you are naturally curious about our planet and interested in finding solutions to global problems, then this Geology course from University of Bristol could be for you.
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Overview

During the Geology course from University of Bristol you will learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the earth through examining collectable earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and using remote sensing techniques such as seismic waves to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas.

In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to inform your choice of third-year and fourth-year options. Recent options have included Oceanography, Economic Geology, Petroleum Sedimentology and Environmental Radioactivity. 

Your third year also includes an independent mapping project, either in the UK or overseas. In the fourth year you will study advanced topics, then undertake a major research project in the second half of the year. A number of our previous students' project reports have been published in scientific journals.

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 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Geology 
  • Environmental Geoscience 
  • Computing for Earth Scientists 
  • Introduction to Field Skills in Earth Sciences 
  • Physics and Chemistry for Earth Scientists
  • Big Ideas in Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects
  • A-level Contextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
  • 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 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 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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Funding

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