Understand why and how natural phenomena occur. Learn to apply the powerful techniques of mathematics and physics to understand events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and extreme weather. Approximately one third of your degree will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. Field work will form an important part of your training and may include seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, or ground-penetrating radar surveys. Our degree is more comprehensive than traditional geophysics degrees, providing geological, atmospheric and marine pathways or any combination of your choosing. After refining your skills, and choosing the right path for you, you will complete an independent research project, supervised by a member of the faculty active in geophysical research.