Department of Earth Sciences | BSc Geoscience (with Foundation Year) 48 months Undergraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Earth Sciences | BSc Geoscience (with Foundation Year)

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Program Duration

48 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

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Main Subject Area

Earth and Marine SciencesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Earth and Marine Sciences

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Geoscience (with Foundation Year) at Durham University

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With this BSc in Geoscience you gain the knowledge you need to understand how the Earth works and learn how Earth systems interact. You will investigate solutions to society's most challenging problems.


Understanding the processes involved in shaping the Earth’s surface, our Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Supplies and Renewable Energy can inform us about the impact of past and present changes in environmental conditions. This knowledge will allow us to predict behaviour and develop solutions to protect society and the planet’s future from today’s global challenges.


Our flexible Geoscience degree, puts you in control, giving you both the fundamentals and increased specialisation as you progress, allowing you to choose a pathway of most interest to you.


Combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research, the course will equip you with the tools needed for employment in a range of sectors, including mineral exploration and petroleum geology, engineering geology, environmental and hydrogeology consultancies, GIS, geological surveys, or for further study or research. Numeracy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills developed on the course are highly valued in a wide range of non-Geology careers, including teaching, business management, insurance and accounting, banking and finance.


In the first year, you will develop a fundamental understanding of Earth Sciences. Year 2 specialises more in the Geological aspects, during which you will develop your knowledge of Core Geological Disciplines associated with Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary and Tectonic Processes. In Year 3, you will undertake a Geological research dissertation and increase your understanding of specialist Geological topics of your choice with optional residential fieldwork opportunities.


You may be able to transfer to the four-year MSci degree in Earth Sciences at the end of your second year.


Our flexible courses have been developed to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills you need to succeed. You will graduate with the scientific foundations and transferable skills to move directly into the workplace or to progress to a more specialised postgraduate qualification.


Career prospects for Durham University graduates are excellent. Geology and Earth Sciences graduates are highly valued by employers and go on to a wide range of highly successful careers in the sector and beyond, working in industry and research, including environmental management, water management, energy and engineering geology. Some of the high-profile employers our graduates have gone on to work for include ATKINS, ARUP, Centrica and the Environment Agency.


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Program overview

Main Subject

Earth and Marine Sciences

Degree

BSc

Study Level

Undergraduate

Study Mode

On Campus

BSc Geoscience (with Foundation Year) at Durham University

[email protected]


With this BSc in Geoscience you gain the knowledge you need to understand how the Earth works and learn how Earth systems interact. You will investigate solutions to society's most challenging problems.


Understanding the processes involved in shaping the Earth’s surface, our Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Water Supplies and Renewable Energy can inform us about the impact of past and present changes in environmental conditions. This knowledge will allow us to predict behaviour and develop solutions to protect society and the planet’s future from today’s global challenges.


Our flexible Geoscience degree, puts you in control, giving you both the fundamentals and increased specialisation as you progress, allowing you to choose a pathway of most interest to you.


Combining academic excellence and cutting-edge research, the course will equip you with the tools needed for employment in a range of sectors, including mineral exploration and petroleum geology, engineering geology, environmental and hydrogeology consultancies, GIS, geological surveys, or for further study or research. Numeracy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills developed on the course are highly valued in a wide range of non-Geology careers, including teaching, business management, insurance and accounting, banking and finance.


In the first year, you will develop a fundamental understanding of Earth Sciences. Year 2 specialises more in the Geological aspects, during which you will develop your knowledge of Core Geological Disciplines associated with Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary and Tectonic Processes. In Year 3, you will undertake a Geological research dissertation and increase your understanding of specialist Geological topics of your choice with optional residential fieldwork opportunities.


You may be able to transfer to the four-year MSci degree in Earth Sciences at the end of your second year.


Our flexible courses have been developed to meet the needs of industry and provide you with the skills you need to succeed. You will graduate with the scientific foundations and transferable skills to move directly into the workplace or to progress to a more specialised postgraduate qualification.


Career prospects for Durham University graduates are excellent. Geology and Earth Sciences graduates are highly valued by employers and go on to a wide range of highly successful careers in the sector and beyond, working in industry and research, including environmental management, water management, energy and engineering geology. Some of the high-profile employers our graduates have gone on to work for include ATKINS, ARUP, Centrica and the Environment Agency.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

4 Years
Sep-2024

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

9,250 GBP
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International Students

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We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
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Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

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Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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