About this course
Apply your interest in physics to discover how the Earth works. At Southampton, Geophysical Sciences is a wide-ranging degree, which combines many disciplines. We have strong links with industry, excellent facilities and offer many fieldwork opportunities. You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills that companies value.
Geophysics is the science of applying physical principles to help us understand our world. You'll work across maths, physics, and geology, and can take modules in astronomy, geography, and archaeology.
At Southampton, you'll learn about current geophysics and gain a range of geophysical, geological and mathematical skills. These include practical field skills and computer programming.
You can choose module options dedicated to particular areas, such as:
our unique module in seafloor exploration
tides and waves
mantle melting and the formation of volcanoes
environmental impact assessments
As part of this course you'll:
study at our pioneering research institution and waterfront campus, the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)
use our modern, industry-standard, labs and teaching equipment, including the National Oceanographic Library
take field courses in the UK and abroad, where you'll design and carrying out your own surveys
benefit from our many links to geophysics and geology companies
This course is accredited by The Geological Society of London. This means that our teaching is of the highest quality and has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists.
- Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Southampton
- Highfield, Southampton
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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