Fieldwork

Fieldwork

University of Liverpool Geology and Geophysics programmes, including joint honours programmes with physical geography, build on a one-hundred-year long tradition of high-quality field-based teaching and learning. The fieldwork programme is carefully designed to develop field skills progressively over the first two years, enabling you to complete an independent field-based project at the start of Year 3. Year 3 and year 4 field classes then train you to further develop and apply those field skills to understand and predict geology in 3D for a range of possible applications, from exploring for natural resources to understanding and predicting hazards present on an active volcano.

The Earth Sciences field class programme includes the following field classes:

Field class title

Location

Degree programmes who attend

Year 1

 

 

Introduction to field geology

Pembrokeshire, Wales

All programmes except Geophysics (Physics) 

Year 2

 

 

Field mapping skills

Carboneras Fault Zone, Spain

Geology, geophysics

Field mapping skills

Skye, Scotland

Geology and Physical Geography

Year 3

 

 

Advanced field techniques

Donegal, Ireland

Geology

Geophysical methods field class

Tenerife, Spain

Geophysics

From Basin to Mountains

Northwest Spain 

Geology

Volcanic processes and hazards

Tenerife, Spain

Geology

Almeria, Spain

Almeria, Spain

Geology and Physical Geography