University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Geophysics with a Year Abroad

This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest, knowledge and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment and develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. As part of this degree programme you will have the opportunity to spend your third year studying and living abroad with one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Going to a university in another country is an unmissable opportunity to experience other cultures and lifestyles, as well as studying within departments where different aspects of Geophysics are taught. During your course you will study mathematical techniques and gain the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field course you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques – including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, or ground-penetrating radar surveys. Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material to engage with, as well as the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can bias your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology or oceanography – or study a combination of them all. When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors including geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy. This four-year course follows a similar structure to the MSci Geophysics, but with your third year of study at an overseas university. **Year 1** Our core compulsory module will introduce you to the general scientific principles governing geophysics. Multi-disciplinary modules from the wider Faculty of Science will give you the essential analytical skills you will need in the future – including areas such as probability, mechanics and modelling. **Year 2** As the course progresses you will study applied geophysics and continue to develop your mathematical knowledge. You will also enjoy more freedom to tailor your course around your own interests, choosing from a wide variety of modules. **Year 3** You’ll spend your third year studying at one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Here you’ll take modules offered by your host university – often giving you the chance to explore a new area. **Year 4** Back at UEA for your final year, you’ll deliver an independent research project in a topic that inspires you – enabling you to put everything you've learnt into practice. You'll also have the choice of a range of Master’s level modules, including field courses overseas and topics such as energy, climate science and Earth science. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400
  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,400