Geoscience

Course type: Single Honours,
Entry requirements: Read more about entry requirements
Typical offer:BBB or ABC
Tuition fees: Read more about tuition fees
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study:Keele University campus
Subject Area: Geography, Geology and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Course Overview

Geoscience impacts on most aspects of modern life and geoscientists are required to explore for much needed future energy, mineral and metal resources.

The Geoscience single honours degree course builds on our core geology modules by adding wider, interdisciplinary elements such as geophysics and geochemistry to your degree. In addition to looking at rocks, minerals and fossils, how they were formed, what they can tell us about the history of the Earth and its past environments, as well as investigating geological processes such as plate tectonics, you will also study broader subjects such as geoscience and society, forensic geoscience and Earth systems. There is a strong emphasis on applied problem-solving laboratory classes and fieldwork learning in the course, with field courses both in the UK and overseas.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:

Module Catalogue

Skills and Careers

What will this mean for my future?

Geoscience graduates are needed more than ever as modern society demands increasing amounts of energy, raw materials and other resources such as water, the vast majority of which are discovered by geoscientists, and this is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. Geoscientists are also needed for civil engineering in designing foundations and tunnels and in environmental projects such as carbon dioxide sequestration. You could go on to work in the mining, oil and gas, hydrogeology or geotechnical sectors. The single honours Geoscience degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London which can speed your progression towards Chartered Geologist status.

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Codes and Combinations

Codes and Combinations

Single Honours, Major and Foundation course information

BSc Geoscience (Single Honours) : F642 View Unistats for this course
BSc Geoscience with Science Foundation Year : F646 View Unistats for this course

can be combined with:

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Study abroad

On the Human Geography programme you have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year studying at one of Keele’s international partner universities. Exactly which countries are available depends on the syour choice of degree subjects. An indicative list of countries is on the website Partner Universities however this does not guarantee the availability of study in a specific country as this is subject to the university’s application process for studying abroad.

No additional tuition fees are payable for studying abroad but you do have to bear the costs of travelling to and from their destination university, accommodation, food and personal costs. Depending on the destination you are studying at additional costs may include visas, study permits, residence permits, and compulsory health checks. You should expect the total costs of studying abroad to be greater than if they study in the UK, information is made available from the Global Education Team throughout the process, as costs will vary depending on destination. 

Accreditation

BSc Geoscience is accredited by the Geological Society of London www.geolsoc.org.uk, which is the world’s oldest Geoscience society that was founded in 1807 by Royal Charter and is the UK national society for geoscience. 

Students who successfully complete an accredited degree course will normally qualify for admission to Fellowship of the Society and for the award of Chartered Geologist status after a specified period of professional development and relevant experience.