What Will You Study

Combining the fundamental sciences with physical geography and geology, our Earth and Environmental Science degree gives you an unprecedented breadth of learning. You’ll examine the geological processes that underpin our planet before linking these to human impacts on the land, atmosphere and oceans.

In your first year, your studies will include Geological Processes, Earth’s Internal Processes and Natural Hazards, alongside a broader range of options across the environmental sciences including Global Environmental Challenges and Atmosphere, Weather and Climate.

In your second year, you will focus on core skills through modules such as Geological Methods, Earth Science Field Skills and Geologic Mapping that include significant elements of geological field courses.

In the final year of your course, you will complete your dissertation with Employability Skills or a work placement and choose from diverse options such as Introduction to Geophysical Techniques, Environmental Radioactivity and a Volcanic Processes field-course run on Mount Etna in Sicily.