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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Geology

UCAS Code: F600

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English language at grade 4, or a pass in Level 2 Functional Skills.

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96-112

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Geology

**Course overview**: Studying geology is studying the Earth – the materials it’s made of, their structure and the processes acting on them. It’s a huge science that overlaps with other sciences, maths and engineering. This BSc (Hons) Geology course provides you with the knowledge and understanding of a range of applied geoscience disciplines. You develop core geological skills in sedimentology, igneous and metamorphic geology, and structural geology. The first two years of study give a thorough grounding in the major principles of geology, together with an overview of earth system science and the fundamentals of mineralogy, stratigraphy, geological maps and surveying.

The course includes a field-based module during each year to ensure you are confident using geology field skills, surveying, geological mapping and environmental impact assessments. In the final year you have the opportunity to apply these skills within a range of professional and technical environments including the option of an international field trip and focused modules aimed at enhancing employability.

A key benefit to studying geology at Teesside University is the learning linked to our location. Fieldwork is integral to our programme – Teesside is ideally placed to explore the geological diversity of its region. Study the North Jurassic coast running from Saltburn to Scarborough – also known as Yorkshire’s Jurassic Park where rocks from the Jurassic period are exposed along the Yorkshire coast in a series of cliffs and bays. Also within easy reach are the unique North York Moors, a manmade moorland created by Neolithic man and the Yorkshire Dales, limestone upland and unique limestone pavements. All these locations provide opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. In the final year you have the option to take part in an overseas field trip.

**After the course**: You develop a broad skills portfolio so that you can work in a range of careers. Geology graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities in mineral and petroleum exploration and production, geotechnics, engineering geology and environment-related industries in the UK and overseas.

Modules

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Assessment methods

You attend a range of lectures, seminars, hands-on laboratory sessions and a number of field trips. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework, assignments and exams.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Life and Physical Sciences

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Physical, material and forensic sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The market for geologists is has been quite linked to the oil industry for some time now, and the drop in the price of oil has meant the industry has stopped recruiting as many people for the time being. Geologists are still in demand, though, so the main effect has been to reduce the opportunities - and salaries - for geologists working abroad. At home, the oil industry remains a big employer, and so are the mining, civil engineering, construction and consultancy industries, with geology graduates working as geologists, geophysicists, civil engineers and environmental professionals.

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