About this course
Learn how the Earth developed and discover the physical processes at work in, on and around it. This course builds on the BSc by giving you the chance to carry out both a geology mapping project and a geophysics research project. You'll graduate with advanced skills that are in demand across science and industry, whether you want to go on to uncover new natural resources, shape climate change policy or lead offshore surveys.
You'll work across several science disciplines and explore subjects such as:
volcanology - the study of volcanoes, lava, magma and related phenomena
current and past climate change
You’ll also develop a range of geophysical, geological and maths skills. These include practical field expertise and computer programming.
Depending on your grades, you'll have the chance to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities. There you'll take specialist modules and projects that are not available in the UK.
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.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.