Our holistic approach to teaching and research, integrating physical, chemical, biological, social and geotechnical sciences into the study of natural and human environments, is truly a modern philosophy for the present day. Our Geology with Geography, and Geophysics degree suites sit comfortably within the School of Environmental Sciences, offering a new and modern approach to the subjects.
Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked first in the UK for the impact of our world-leading research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF2014 Analysis), demonstrating the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers.
We have also been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for 50 years of ground-breaking environmental science at UEA. The royal accolade from the Queen is the UK’s most prestigious higher education award.
Studying Geology with Geography will help you understand the solid Earth and the societal consequences of its processes – such as volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. You’ll explore the interaction of human society and the Earth using geology, geography, social science and the core sciences, with the opportunity to focus on areas that most interest you.
You’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, biodiversity and sustainability in your first year, before specialising in your second and third years. Take your pick from a wide range of modules covering topics such as geomorphology, hydrology, fossil fuels and geophysics.
Or explore Geophysics in the context of the entire Earth system. You’ll study the Earth’s many processes, from the seas and skies to the deep interior, and learn about the way they control our environment. You’ll have the choice of a significant range of modules thanks to our diverse expertise, with a particularly strong emphasis on geophysical hazards.
Geophysics at UEA puts an emphasis on quantitatively understanding the Earth system and beyond. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in various contexts. During your fieldwork on and off campus, you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques.
As a Geology with Geography or Geophysics graduate you’ll be in great demand within the industry. Graduates of UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences are held in high esteem in the wider geosciences community for the high levels of laboratory, field and transferable skills you acquire during the course. You’ll also benefit from a flexible and adaptable degree programme, where conventional subject boundaries are dissolved to give you an integrated learning experience.
We offer the MSci with a Year Abroad variant in both Geology with Geography, and Geophysics, which gives you the chance to live and study abroad – gaining invaluable knowledge, experience and contacts. You could also choose the BSc variants with a Placement Year. On this course you’ll spend your third year on a work placement, earning valuable experience, before returning to UEA for a final fourth year.
https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/Our courses have been accredited by The Geological Society of London. This accreditation status provides added assurance to prospective students that the course content and structure has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists and that the teaching is of the highest quality. An accredited degree will reduce the amount of post-graduation experience required for applications for Chartered Geologist and Chartered Scientist.