Fieldwork

Fieldwork

Liverpool geology and geophysics has a one hundred year long tradition of high quality field-based teaching and learning. The fieldwork programme is carefully designed to develop your field skills progressively over the first two years, enabling you to complete an independent field-based project in Year 3. Year 3 and year 4 field courses then draw together themes and skills from different sub-disciplines and involve considerable synthesis, for example to understand the nature, evolution and exploitation of a petroleum system, or to understand how marine sedimentary basins and mountains form simulataneously during continental collision, or to understand volcanic processes and the hazards they crease on an active volcano.

You will find the field programme innovative, integrated and inspirational, with courses taking place as follows:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

As well as these locations, for the Geoscience degrees, recent independent field projects have taken place in Brittany, Corsica, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, in addition to many different locations in the UK.

Field classes at Liverpool are run by experienced academic staff who will supervise you in the field and during the subsequent reporting. We ensure excellent staff-student ratios on our field courses, so that there is always someone on hand to listen or explain. Transferable skills such as effective team work, problem solving, self and interpersonal relationship management are developed during the fieldwork. All these skills are greatly valued by employers, and are also important if you wish to pursue a career in Geology and Geophysics.