University of East Anglia

=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Geophysics with a Year in Industry

This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest in and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment. You’ll also develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. Approximately one third of your time at UEA will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining 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’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, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend a year in industry – an invaluable addition to your scientific knowledge and technique. This will increase your employability and give you the chance to put your first two years of learning into practice. 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, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, 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 such as geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy. **Course Structure** This four-year course follows a similar structure to the BSc Geophysics, but with an additional year of work experience through an industrial placement. You’ll start with a year of compulsory modules to establish your knowledge on essential topics. You will then select from optional modules in your second and final years, allowing you to direct your own studies and take as broad or focused a path as you wish. In your final year you will also undertake an independent research project on a subject of your choice. **Year 1** In your core compulsory module you’ll discover the general scientific principles governing geophysics. In multi-disciplinary modules from the wider Faculty of Science you’ll explore the essential analytical skills you will need during further years – including areas such as probability, mechanics and modelling. **Year 2** As the course progresses you’ll study applied geophysics and continue to develop your mathematical knowledge. You’ll also enjoy more freedom to tailor your course around your own interests, choosing from a wide variety of modules. **Year 3** You will spend your third year on an industrial work placement lasting from 9 to 14 months, gaining relevant experience and developing your skills and knowledge. Our well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond will help you secure the best possible placement for you. Positions are usually paid, and your tuition fees will be much reduced for this year. **Year 4** In your final year you’ll undertake a research project, investigating a specialist area in professional depth with one-to-one support from an academic supervisor. You’ll also study a range of advanced modules from geophysical science as well as covering the wider aspects of the subject, in areas such as Geophysical Hazards, Meteorology and Modelling Environmental Processes. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • 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
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • 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