Investigate all aspects of Earth sciences from rocks, fossils, and volcanoes through to the ocean and our atmoshphere. On your four-year integrated masters you will take part in comprehensive field-based training with fieldwork opportunities across the UK and Europe, which may include a week-long residential course in Tenerife studying volcanic processes, and a 5-week Independent Mapping Project. You will study at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), one of the world’s largest centres devoted to research, teaching and technology development in ocean and Earth science. Many students from this course go on to very successful research careers (often PhD level and beyond), and higher-level employment in multinational companies such as Shell, BP, Anglo American and Barrick Gold. Accredited by the Geological Society of London, this means that our teaching is of the highest quality and approved by an independent body of academics and experts. Geology is ranked 6th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Subject to revalidation.
We have a varied range of modules for all years. Examples of core modules for year one will include: Data Literacy and Analysis Dynamic Earth Dynamic Landscapes Earth Materials Earth and Ocean System Introduction to Ocean Biogeochemistry Key Skills and Fieldwork for Geologists The Living Earth For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/geology-degree-msci#modules
The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures classes and tutorials coursework individual and group projects independent learning (studying on your own) We’ll assess you using: coursework, laboratory reports and essays individual and group projects written and practical exams oral presentations .
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
GCSEs: Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4). We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component|
All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|