What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
At least one science A level subject from Geology, Geography, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics, Environmental Studies, Computing or Psychology
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers83%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Birmingham academics are making a major contribution to our understanding of the planetâ??s environment, both past and present. The research-led teaching on our flexible degree course ensures an inspirational and enquiry-based learning environment in the classroom, lab and field. You will graduate as a highly employable, independent global citizen with a broad range of transferable skills. Our Environmental Geology programme is accredited by the Geological Society of London and includes extensive fieldwork in the UK and abroad.
Years 1 and 2: Earth's internal processes and plate tectonics; external processes and sedimentary rock formation; geological materials; minerals and their chemistry and structure; rocks and processes of formation; geochemistry; geological maps; palaeontology and the history of life; geological time and earth history; sedimentary geology; hydrogeology and water pollution; environmental issues; hydrology and water resources; fluvial processes; climatic change; data handling; fieldwork in UK and abroad. Years 3 and 4: Earth history; quaternary geology; natural hazards; environmental geochemistry; environmental management; wide choice of options; advanced project work in year 4; advanced fieldwork.
Steeped in history the University of Birmingham has a community campus vibe whilst being on the doorstep to the centre of the UK's second city. And because all students studying at Birmingham become automatic members of the Guild of Students you'll have many chances to develop skills outside of study, have fun, and meet like-minded people.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||29%||27%||23%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
Accredited by the Geological Society for the purpose of partially meeting the experience requirement for Chartered Geologist.
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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