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Geology (MSci)

Integrated Masters degree in Science
Typical Offer
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4 years
Course Type
Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton)
UCAS Course code

About this course

Explore the mysteries of the planet and develop an in-depth understanding of the Earth as a complex system. On this integrated master's degree in geology, you'll cover all aspects of geology, from climate change to geoengineering. You'll gain the knowledge and skills for a high-level career in geoscience or to continue your scientific research.

This geology master's will provide you with extensive, in-depth knowledge of subjects such as:

  • physical volcanology
  • plate boundary tectonics
  • natural resources and sustainable development
  • marine geology
  • environmental geoscience
  • current and past climate change

In the final year, you'll choose a topic and carry out your own research investigation. You'll work with our academic experts and world-class analytical facilities.

After you graduate, your expertise will be in high demand in the geological industry. Whether you choose to focus on the need for raw materials, the environmental sector or engineering geology.

As a master in geology you can:

  • gain a thorough grounding in all aspects of the subject
  • examine past climate events to help predict climate change
  • develop ways to discover new natural resources and exploit known ones responsibly
  • understand natural hazards and help avoid them
  • study volcanoes and the behaviour of magma

As part of this course you can:

  • study in a world-leading research institution, National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)
  • access superb, industry-standard facilities, including the National Oceanographic Library and 150 laboratories
  • go on field trips and residential field courses, both in the UK and abroad
  • gain career benefits through our many links to geological companies
  • develop transferable skills such as teamwork, written and oral communication, planning, presentation, data collection and analysis

Our MSci Geology courses are accredited by The Geological Society of London, meaning our teaching is of the highest quality and has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton).

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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