United Kingdom

University of Leicester

101–125 th
Arts & humanities 2018
=159 th
World University Rankings 2018
University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom

University of Leicester

Geology with Geophysics

This is for you if... you want to gain practical experience in applying physical measurements to solving geological problems, with a view to studying for a PhD, and with the possibility of spending a year abroad. The Department of Geology at Leicester provides a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn about the evolution of our planet from geoscientists at the forefront of their field. Our teaching is led by our research and you will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their expertise in fields such as palaeobiology, economic geology, volcanology, structural geology, geophysics and palaeoenvironments. Because all our degrees include common modules in the first year, you can transfer between courses as you discover those aspects of the geosciences which inspire you most and best match your particular interests and career aspirations. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff-student relations and have high student satisfaction levels not least because of our small group teaching and tutorials, which provide individually tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your degree. Whether you study for the BSc or the MGeol, your Geology with Geophysics degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of geophysics, enabling you to develop specialist expertise in geophysical exploration methods alongside related skills and knowledge in physics, maths and IT. You will study earthquakes and the Earth's core and learn how to locate oil and water. Geophysicists are in high demand to address problems facing our society - from raw materials and energy supply to environmental hazards - and this degree will equip you with the skills for employment across a wide range of geoscience industries including hydrocarbon exploration/production, hydrogeology, mineral exploration, engineering site investigation, environmental monitoring and archaeogeophysics There are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty as well! Each year of the degree includes different field work opportunities including trips to Scotland, Spain and Wales where you will be able to apply all that you have learned here on campus.

  • Qualification
    Master of Geology - MGeol
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Leicester