If you are naturally curious about our planet and interested in finding solutions to global problems, then this course could be for you. You will learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the Earth through examining collectable earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and using remote sensing techniques such as seismic waves to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas. You will also study in English at one of our partner universities overseas. Students on Study Abroad degrees return with an appreciation of different cultures, exciting new ideas and a broader perspective of the world, all of which can lead to enhanced career prospects. In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to inform your choice of advanced topics to study in the following years. Recent options have included Oceanography, Economic Geology, Petroleum Sedimentology and Environmental Radioactivity. Your third year is spent abroad, studying units comparable to those offered in Bristol. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad. In the fourth year back in Bristol you will study advanced topics, then undertake a major research project in the second half of the year. A number of our previous students' project reports have been published in scientific journals. We have a large geology collection and the ability to measure unique geochemical reactions, giving you a real feel for geology in practice. The course includes over 40 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. All our Geology degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between courses may be possible.