Isle of Man Field Visit
The applied geophysics field course typically takes place in September immediately prior to the start of your final year. The field school is split in two parts: the first involves training in the use of industry-standard geophysical exploration equipment; the second part is an independent project on the Isle of Man, where you will put into practice the skills developed, as well as wider skills developed over the duration of your degree. You will be trained in techniques such as seismics, radar, magnetic, gravity, and electrical methods to build up an understanding of the geophysical subsurface. Within the context of an industry-style project and report, you will then be assessed on your ability to put these methods into practice.
Using comfortable self-catered accommodation as a base, we travel to nearby field locations as well as conducting island-wide regional surveys, taking advantage of unique and varied geology of the Isle of Man. Students often note that this trip consolidates learning in previous years and is a highlight of their degree. Industry contacts have commented that its delivery and authentic assessment lends well to progression into careers such as environmental geophysics”.