Environmental and Engineering Geoscience at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

.The programme prepares environmentally aware students for graduate employment within the rapidly expanding field of applied geoscience, in areas including engineering geology, resource geology and environmental assessment. Graduates will have a broad-based geoscience knowledge and will be in strong positions to contribute to addressing the global and societal challenges that we face in the coming decades. The programme has close links with the current Earth Sciences programme portfolio, providing a foundation in the understanding of Earth's composition, history and processes. It incorporates its own engineering and environmentally-based modules, and content from the School of Engineering, as well as opportunities for placements with external partners. No previous knowledge of geology is assumed. Fieldwork forms an integral part of the programme. Students can tailor their degree to their particular interests and aptitudes; optional modules will provide opportunities to follow more engineering- or environmentally-focused programmes. Independent project work comprises a major part of the programme. Why study this course?

  • Study a broad geoscience programme with a forward-looking, applied focus The geosciences are as relevant as ever to addressing future challenges, ranging from energy to water resources, pollutants to critical materials. The specific applied focus of this programme will give students direct and relevant experience, underpinned by a strong theoretical background, making them ideally placed to enter these fields.
  • Tailor your programme to suit your interests Through optional modules, choose to focus on Environmental or Engineering routes to help support your future career ambitions.
  • School of Engineering The programme is delivered with contributions from the the School of Engineering with it’s new £46.5M purpose built building to enhance the student experience, including in Civil Engineering.
  • Lapworth Museum of Geology We are home to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, brimming with more than 250,000 specimens some over 500 million years old. As one of the oldest specialist designated and accredited geological museums in the UK, this is an invaluable study resource.
  • The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) BIFoR aims to provide fundamental science, social science and cultural research of direct relevance to global forested landscapes. Opportunities for undergraduates to get involved with BIFoR come for example from the Year 3 dissertation (research module).


Visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/F910 and scroll down to the modules section to find out more.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Environmental and Engineering Geoscience at University of Birmingham - UCAS