Fieldwork

Fieldwork

There is a long tradition of high quality field-based teaching and learning in Geology and Geophysics at Liverpool. The programme of fieldwork is designed to develop your skills progressively over the first two years, enabling you to complete a field-based project and report in the third year. Year 3 and year 4 field courses draw together themes and skills from different sub-disciplines and involve considerable synthesis; for example, in understanding the nature and evolution of a hydrocarbon reservoir and problems of its exploitation, or in understanding how marine sedimentary basins form while mountains are built during continental collision, or in exploring volcanic processes on Tenerife.

You will find the field programme innovative, integrated and inspirational, with courses taking place in locations such as;

Final year Geophysics and Geology students have a 2 week field course on Teide Volcano, Tenerife. 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 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 (e.g. team work, problem solving, self-management and interpersonal relationships) developed during the fieldwork are greatly valued by employers and essential if you wish to pursue a career in Geology and Geophysics.