This degree leads to a Master's level qualification and is professionally accredited by the Geological Society of London. As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Royal School of Mines on completion of this course. By studying the Earth's internal core, crust, oceans, atmosphere, and the solar system, we can gain a better understanding of how our planet works. This course explores how maths, physics and computer modelling can all be used to help further our knowledge of Earth processes. You’ll combine traditional observational and field skills with numerical and analytical fundamental science to understand the Earth more quantitatively. You’ll benefit from our internationally leading research programme, as well as lectures and case studies from business and academic leaders. Our courses place a strong emphasis on fieldwork, where you’ll learn essential skills and apply your knowledge in real-world settings. This includes the opportunity to build your familiarity with using technical equipment on a fieldwork trip to Cyprus. To prepare yourself for using specialist electronic mapping packages, you’ll also complete a variety of computing modules. You’ll spend your third year at one of our partner universities abroad. This will enable you to challenge yourself in a different academic environment before you return to Imperial for your final year. Your studies will culminate in the completion of a research project or dissertation, where you’ll explore an aspect of geophysics in greater details.
We recommend reviewing our course page for the latest information regarding the curriculum (including core and optional modules) and course structure, as this information may be subject to periodic change.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Geological Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
If your UCAS application indicates that you are likely to satisfy our requirements you will be invited to participate in an interview, which may be online. You will be introduced to the Department, the staff, our courses, teaching facilities and methods and life at College by staff and our current students. You will have an interview online with a member of the academic staff.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B||For pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands|
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|PTE Academic||69||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.|
For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.
College English Language Entry Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|