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University of Portsmouth BSc (Hons) Geology
University of Portsmouth

BSc (Hons) Geology

Southsea, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

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GBP 9,250 / per year *


* for UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students/EU residents | £18,300/year: international students


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Geology is the study of the earth beneath our feet – 4.5 billion years of rich and fascinating history.

On this BSc (Hons) Geology degree course, accredited by The Geological Society of London, you’ll examine the complex natural processes that have shaped our planet's evolution through geological time – including tectonics, climate change and natural hazards.

By learning how the earth's natural resources were formed, you'll develop skills essential to addressing global challenges and transitioning towards a green economy, such as how to tackle climate change, understand global catastrophes and solve declining energy sources.

Course highlights

  • Conduct experiments in our geoscience labs, stocked with industry-standard Leica polarising microscopes, laser ablation geochemistry and electron microscopes, plus rock, mineral and fossil specimens to examine
  • Do hands-on fieldwork in world-class geological locations in Cornwall, the Scottish Highlands and France, and explore local south coast geology on field trips to the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset
  • Boost your employability with a one-year work placement in industry at an organisation such as a geotechnical engineering company
  • Tailor your studies to focus on areas of geology that interest you most and complete 4 weeks of independent fieldwork for your final year project in the UK or overseas

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This course is accredited by The Geological Society.


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