Why study with us?
There’s nothing more interesting than our planet, how it changes and evolves and the impact we have on it.
If you choose to study Earth and ocean sciences at Cardiff University, you will get holistic experience grounded in the unique Welsh landscape. With the Brecon Beacons just an hour north of the city centre and miles of golden coastline to the west, Cardiff is the perfect launchpad for your Earth science education.
Our accredited courses provide a practical, hands-on learning experience with plenty of exciting fieldwork opportunities. You will have access to the latest in laboratories and computing facilities, plus we are based in the same building as the Welsh office of the British Geological Survey and next door to the National Museum of Wales.
You will have the flexibility to shape your studies according to your interests and career aspirations with a wide range of optional modules, study abroad and professional placement options.
Our degree programmes
Cardiff University offers three exciting Earth science degrees in geology, environmental geoscience and exploration geology. All of our courses are available as a three-year bachelor’s degree (BSc), a four-year undergraduate master’s degree (MSci), with professional placement year or a year abroad.
Exploration Geology (BSc)
Suited to students interested in all aspects of natural resources, their exploration, extraction and management.
Exploration Geology (MSci)
Specialise in the exploration of our natural resources and gain valuable research skills on this four-year undergraduate master’s degree.
Environmental Geoscience (BSc)
Explore different processes that happen on our planet, like acid rain and global warming, and find solutions to geological problems in the UK and around the world.
Environmental Geoscience (MSci)
This four-year degree combines components of geology and physical geography, with a focus on learning how to conduct your own research project.
Geologists study the minerals and rocks that form the solid Earth, the processes that occur on and within our planet, and the evolution of life on its surface.
This accredited four-year master’s degree investigates the formation of Earth and its constant evolution with a focus on learning how to conduct research.
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