Geology (Volcanology) at Keele University - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore the fascinating history of the Earth to help tackle the major environmental challenges of our times. From climate change to natural hazards our Geology (Volcanology) BSc, allows you to specialise in volcanology - one of the earth's most dynamic processes. Why choose this course?

  • Our unique 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • Enhance your employability with study abroad and work placement options
  • Develop your practical skills in our state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • Personalise your degree with a variety of optional modules
  • No prior knowledge of geology is required
Geology is the study of the structure, evolution and dynamics of the Earth and its natural mineral and energy resources. 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, environmental science and economics. 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. Geology is also playing a key role in establishing a decarbonised, sustainable future through development of carbon neutral energy sources such as geothermal, sustainable extraction of mineral resources and geological sequestration of carbon dioxide. Our BSc Geology (Volcanology) course is based on the Single Honours Geology course combined with a range of compulsory volcanology modules. You will share the excitement of delving into the inner workings of volcanoes, from magma generation in the deep Earth to the amazing variety of volcanic eruptions, and learn about the effects of volcanoes on society from hazards to climate change. 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.


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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Geology (Volcanology) at Keele University - UCAS