Geology & Geophysics Programmes
We teach a range of programmes in Geology & Geophysics and Geography that are enriched by our cutting edge research and focused on the needs of students as they prepare for their careers.
Acknowledged experts in their fields, teach our courses, while actively pursuing research across the full spectrum of Geology and Geophysics, from the planet's core to its surface.
Geology is concerned with understanding the evolution of planet Earth and the Solar System. It deals with fundamentals such as the origin of the chemical elements and the history of life. Geology encompasses processes that range from cataclysmic to almost imperceptible and everything in between.
Geophysics investigates the fundamental structure and evolution of our planet. It involves the application of physical principles to the study of the Earth, and, increasingly, the other planets. Geophysics concerns some of the most violent and gentle of phenomena, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, to the gradual rise of land once covered by ice sheets.
As members of one of the world's top scientific universities we have fantastic collaborators on our doorstep, from fields such as Oceanography, Geography, Ecology, Engineering, Life Sciences, Department of Computer Science and the Physical Sciences. This gives rise to exciting, innovative and influential lines of research that in turn have inspired strong partnerships with organisations such as the Environment Agency, the British Geological Survey and leading industries. All of this provides our students with an inspiring environment in which to grow their knowledge, experience and skills.
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A number of the School’s degree programmes involve laboratory and field work. The field work is carried out in various locations, ranging from inner city to coastal and mountainous environments. We consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same basis as all other students, and reasonable adjustments will be considered to address barriers to access.