Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Geology (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Course overview: This integrated foundation year degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don’t have the necessary level 3 qualifications required for admission to year one, or you need additional preparation in the fundamental sciences underpinning geology. Apart from the foundation year, the rest of this degree is identical to the BSc (Hons) Geology and leads to the same level award. Studying geology is studying the Earth – the materials it’s made of, their structure and the processes acting on them. It’s a huge science that overlaps with other sciences, maths and engineering. This BSc (Hons) Geology course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of a range of applied geoscience disciplines. You develop core geological skills in sedimentology, igneous and metamorphic geology, and structural geology. The first two years of study give a thorough grounding in the major principles of geology, together with an overview of earth system science and the fundamentals of mineralogy, stratigraphy, geological maps and surveying. The course includes a field-based module during each year to ensure you are confident using geology field skills, surveying, geological mapping and environmental impact assessments. In the final year you have the opportunity to apply these skills within a range of professional and technical environments including the option of an international field trip and focused modules aimed at enhancing employability. A key benefit to studying geology at Teesside University is the learning linked to our location. Fieldwork is integral to our programme – Teesside is ideally placed to explore the geological diversity of its region. Study the North Jurassic coast running from Saltburn to Scarborough – also known as Yorkshire’s Jurassic Park where rocks from the Jurassic period are exposed along the Yorkshire coast in a series of cliffs and bays. Also within easy reach are the unique North York Moors, a manmade moorland created by Neolithic man and the Yorkshire Dales, limestone upland and unique limestone pavements. All these locations provide opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. In the final year you have the option to take part in an overseas field trip. After the course: You develop a broad skills portfolio so that you can work in a range of careers. Geology graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities in mineral and petroleum exploration and production, geotechnics, engineering geology and environment-related industries in the UK and overseas.

Course details

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment method

You attend a range of lectures, seminars, hands-on laboratory sessions and a number of field trips. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework, assignments and exams.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Any level 3 subject is acceptable for entry to this course. Students are expected to provide evidence of English language and mathematical skills equivalent to at least GCSE grade 4. We consider a wide range of English and maths qualifications alternative to GCSEs. Contact us for advice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Geology (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS