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. Improve your graduate prospects with an additional year in industry. You will spend your third year acquiring valuable work experience in your chosen field before returning to UEA for your final year. You will put what you have learned into practice, transforming theory into reality. You will also gain first-hand knowledge of your chosen field and generate crucial employer contacts to prepare you for a competitive job market. When securing your placement, you will benefit from our well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond. In recent years our students have worked for small, mid-size and multinational enterprises in a diverse range of fields, including environmental consultancies, weather forecasting services, and governmental (local and national) and non-governmental organisations, including volcano observatories, geological surveys and conservation groups.