Earth Science is the study of the planet. It covers everything from the formation of rocks and minerals to the impact of human activity. As an Earth Scientist, you can have a great career and make a difference in the world.
You’ll study the Earth at the molecular, micro and macro-scale. From the chemistry of a single element to the processes that shape the continents.
In Stage 1, you’ll cover a broad range of topics to provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge in Earth Science. This foundation will help you understand more complex challenges and solutions as you progress in your degree. Stage 2 advances your skills and knowledge as you enhance your understanding of the Earth system. You’ll also explore the impact human activity has on the environment.
In your final year, you are ready to explore advanced aspects of Earth science, taking advantage of our world-leading research. Specialist topics such as geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry will present new insights and opportunities.
You’ll have the opportunity to access:
- suite of 30 geoscience laboratories including our new Houston Laboratory
- two commercial University farms used for research, teaching and demonstration
- experimental station providing field laboratories for evaluation and testing.
During your studies, you’ll develop skills in leading technologies and techniques including:
- field mapping
- remote sensing
- global imaging systems
- ecological modelling
Field days and residential field courses allow you to experience the Earth in action. You’ll develop practical skills and network with Earth science professionals.
- BSc (Hons) Earth Science
- MEarthSci (Hons) Earth Science
- BSc (Hons) Earth Science with Year in Industry
- MEarthSci (Hons) Earth Science with Year in Industry
With miles of coastline and the Northumberland countryside on your doorstep, you’ll enjoy a unique learning experience at Newcastle.
During your studies, you’ll be challenged to put theory into practice out in the field.
Field trips are vital as you explore Earth Science. You’ll explore locations such as:
- the Lake District
- the Isle of Arran
- Sorbas Basin, Spain
96% of our graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
Employers hold our graduates in high regard. Our graduates go on to work in a wide variety of sectors, including:
- water supply
- earth science research
- alternative energy industry
Earth Sciences at Newcastle University
Dr Cees van der Land presents an overview of undergraduate Earth Science degrees at Newcastle University
Marsden Quarry Field Trip
We talk with some of our Earth and Environmental Sciences students about their course and join them on a field trip to Marsden Quarry.
The Earth Elevator: Exploring the Newcastle Subsurface
Journey 3000 metres below the city of Newcastle in the Earth Elevator and explore some of the resources that lie beneath our feet!
Enterprise Challenge For School of Natural and Environmental Science Students
Each year the Enterprise Challenge gives our School of Natural and Environmental Science students the opportunity to tackle a real world issue for companies that take part.
Newcastle University’s Houston Research Laboratory
Introducing our newest addition to campus, the Houston Laboratory.
Located within the Drummond Building, this unique teaching laboratory will give our Earth Science students the opportunity to apply their learning in a practical way, in world leading facilities.
To find out more about the Houston Laboratory visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/archive/2018/08/earthsciences/