Subjects

Earth Sciences (Geology)

Overview

Earth Sciences considers the physical forces that act on the Earth, the chemistry of its constituent materials, and the biology of its past inhabitants as revealed by fossils. Geological investigations span a broad spectrum, from the microscopic to those of planetary dimensions.

Areas of study

Our courses cover a diverse range of subject matter including, but not limited to, volcanology, geothermal energy, paleo-climates and -environments, economic geology, natural hazards, applied geophysics and the various rock and mineral forming processes.

You can study Earth Sciences (Geology) in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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Career opportunities

The scientific study of our earth is crucial to the life of our planet. A large and increasing world population is demanding more energy, more food, more water, and more minerals from the earth. Geologists play a vital role in finding and developing these resources, as well as in protecting the environment. Many geologists are responsible for predicting and monitoring hazards such as volcanic activity, earthquakes, landslip and subsidence, which affect us and the communities we live in. Furthermore, many geologists use their training in data analysis techniques to move into employment in information technology industries.

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 Postgraduate study in Earth Sciences