What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112-136 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology or relevant Technology subject).
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Must be in a Science or relevant Technology based subject.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects in Science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology or relevant Technology subject). 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).
112-136 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, in Science subjects (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science/Studies, Geography, Geology or relevant Technology subject).
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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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This course provides you with the technical expertise to be part of projects such as the design and construction of tunnels, roads and mine excavation and could be your first step to becoming a professional engineering geologist or chartered geotechnical engineer.
To be a good engineering geologist you first need to be a good geologist. In your first year we concentrate on the fundamentals of the geological sciences, as well as focusing on engineering mathematics and materials. In your second year you will begin to specialise in the more applied areas of the subject and benefit from fieldwork that is a vital component of this geoscience degree. In the final year you will customise your studies by undertaking an independent project where you can decide the geological and engineering based topic, collect samples, carry out lab tests and report your findings. You’ll also consolidate your learning in the study of the following specialist subject areas: design and construction of tunnels, caverns, mines, dams, foundations, embankments, retaining walls and slopes for road construction; rock deformation and analysis; landslides and slope stability assessments; and contaminated land and groundwater.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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2:1 or above
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