Environmental Geoscience with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)

Environmental Geoscience with a Year Abroad

Course summary

Our three-year Environmental Geoscience course is a highly engaging and informative degree designed for students seeking to gain an in-depth understanding of the Earth's natural processes glacial environments and processes and restructuring quaternary environmental change. With modules combining physical geography with aspects of geology that cover a wide range of topics such as: • Earth Systems • Natural hazards • Environmental parameters • Human and Physical Geography Students are equipped with practical, numerical and computational skills to tackle the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Exceptional fieldwork opportunities providing hands-on experience, visiting the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula, to locations across the world such as Austria, Borneo, Mallorca, Colorado and Sikkim in the Indian Himalayas as well as laboratory research; preparing you for a career in environmental management, conservation, or consultancy. Overall, this course is an excellent choice for students passionate about positively impacting the planet and eager to explore the fascinating world of environmental geoscience. You'll also get to develop some valuable transferable skills in your penultimate year of study abroad. During your year abroad, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, make international friends, and gain a unique perspective on your studies. You may also have the chance to learn or improve your language skills and explore exciting new places. Participating in a year abroad program can be an incredible and enriching experience that will help you develop personal and professional skills. It can also give you a competitive edge in the job market, as employers value candidates who have international experience and are able to adapt to new situations. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information. Book an Open Day here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/our-open-days/


In Year 1 you'll study several compulsory modules covering topics such as global environmental change, Earth in action, Earth science in the field and Earth's changing face. You will then choose from optional modules covering geographical skills and methods, writing skills and personal development planning and practical field projects, and topics such as sustainability and geology. In Year 2, you'll study compulsory topics such as Earth history and geological record of past environments. You'll then choose from a range of optional modules covering data analysis, approaches to physical geography and environmental research methods, and topics such as geographic information systems, glacial environments and processes, the Earth from Space, quaternary environmental change, global vegetation patterns and dynamics and urban modelling. You'll also have an opportunity to take part in an overseas field trip. In Year 3, you’ll study at a partner institution abroad. In Year 4, you'll undertake your dissertation and choose from a range of optional modules covering topics such as glaciology, humid tropical environments and landscapes, meteorology and atmospheric science, plate tectonics and global geophysics, environmental modelling and the climate of the last 1,000 years.

Assessment method

On the BSc Physical Earth Science course, you will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical classes, and field classes. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including examinations, coursework, practical work, fieldwork, and continuous assessment from tutorials. You will also complete a dissertation in Year Four.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

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English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Environmental Geoscience with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS