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Course summary

Are you curious about how the planet works? Do you have a passion for science? Our Geology BSc aims to provide you with a thorough grounding in geology from which you can focus on applied geophysics techniques to tackle some of society's most pressing environmental problems. Why choose this course?

  • Develop your practical skills in Keele's state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Enhance your employability with study abroad and work placement options
  • Our unique 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules
  • No prior knowledge of geology is required
Geology is the science that investigates how the Earth was formed, how life arose and evolved, why the Earth looks like it does today, what resources it contains and how we can find them. The discipline draws on knowledge from many different aspects of science such as chemistry, biology, and physics as well as other subjects such as geography and environmental science. Our society is based on the work of geologists in the hunt for natural resources for energy and materials for modern living. Geologists are likely to be in high demand for years to come due to the continuous evolution of modern societies. Geophysics is a practical subject with applied problem-solving laboratory classes and field courses where you will learn how to collect, process and interpret geophysical data, and explore for future geological resources. This specialist course focuses particularly on applied geophysical research skills and you will learn to carry out your own research using specialist geophysical software and equipment. You will also examine the uses of geophysics in geotechnics, ground engineering, geoforensics and environmental monitoring. There is a strong emphasis on developing fieldwork, laboratory, communication and applied research skills. BSc Geology (Applied Geophysics) is an applied course that examines the Earth, its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, hazards and materials. This course covers a range of topics which may include looking at rocks, minerals and fossils and geological processes. Beyond that, a range of optional modules allow you to tailor your degree towards your individual interests and career aspirations. Our courses are strongly aligned to the role of geoscience in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Geology (Applied Geophysics) at Keele University - UCAS