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Two year course.
What will I study?
This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origin and structure of the Earth. You will be taught about the Earth’s composition and internal processes by studying the past history of the Earth, and by analysing fossils and rock structure.
You will study topics including earthquakes, continental drift, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics, igneous rocks and volcanoes, metallic minerals and formation of fossils. Local and residential field courses will allow you to extend your class-based learning. The course is taught in a purpose-built geology laboratory with access to specimens that are used in lessons and an extensive range of practical equipment.
Good course combinations
Geology works well with Geography and will complement both science and humanities subjects.
What could it lead to?
Many students find work in environment-based public service, planning, engineering, mining and quarrying, the oil and gas industries, conservation and heritage. Past students have gone on to university to study Geology or Physical Geography and into careers in the petrochemical industry.
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