Geology (with foundation year) BSc

University of Southampton
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
B$ 48,393
Total tuition fee (foreign)
B$ 112,898

Entry Requirements

A Levels:

  • ABB grade A levels or equivalent, to include two sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Maths, Environmental Studies or Physics.

Other qualifications:

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Selection process:

  • Intake: 60 (overall intake across all Geology courses)
  • Average applicants per place: 5

Curriculum

Year 1
Semester One
Compulsory:

  • Earth materials
  • IT communication, field and laboratory skills
  • Introduction to ocean biogeochemistry
  • Earth and ocean system

Optional:

  • Quantitative Earth and ocean science
  • Patterns of Life and their evolution
  • The molecular basis of life
  • Fundamentals of Modern Chemistry for Biological, Earth, Marine, Environmental and Physical Scientists
  • Geomorphological Processes
  • Introduction to Archaeology

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • Dynamic earth
  • IT communication, field and laboratory skills
  • The living Earth

Optional:

  • Physical oceanography I
  • Introduction to marine ecology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • The Earth System
  • Mathematical methods for physical scientists

Year 2
Semester One

Compulsory:

  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Fieldwork and key skills for geologists

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • Sedimentary systems and processes
  • Fieldwork and key skills for geologists

Year 3
Semester One
Compulsory:

  • Global tectonics
  • Independent mapping project

Optional:

  • Microfossils environments and time
  • Biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system
  • Coastal sediment dynamics
  • Volcanic and mantle processes
  • Vertebrate Palaeobiology: Phylogenetics and Evolution

Semester Two
Compulsory:

  • The Evolving Earth
  • Independent mapping project

Optional:

  • Petroleum geology and mineral resources
  • Sediments: modern and ancient
  • Environmental geology
  • Palaeoclimate change
  • Seafloor exploration and surveying
  • Communicating and teaching in the undergraduate ambassador scheme

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