About this course
This joint honours course will give you an expert understanding of the Earth, whether you want to go on to uncover new natural resources, shape climate change policy or lead offshore surveys. You'll gain an in-depth knowledge of how to use geophysics and geology to investigate the physical processes at work in, on and around our planet. You'll graduate with advanced skills that are in demand across science and industry.
The geophysical focus of this course includes exploration of the Earth's internal composition, oceans and atmosphere. Topics with a more geological focus include plate tectonics, rock formation and natural hazards.
You can specialise in a wide range of subject areas, including:
seafloor surveying and exploration
the Earth's long-term evolution
mantle-melting and the formation of volcanoes
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 professional links across the Earth science industries
This course is based at Waterfront (National Oceanography Centre Southampton), Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.