School of the Environment, Geography and Geosciences
We’re studying how our planet works, how it’s changing and what we can do about it. Merging two departments, each with more than 50 years of history, the School’s skilled staff conduct impactful research and innovation that informs our relevant and engaging teaching. Our academic expertise covers areas including palaeontology, geology, geotechnical engineering, geography and environmental science, and we’re committed to teaching our students through practical lessons and fieldwork, so they can learn from our experts, first-hand.
- We have strong connections with industry – you could do a placement year with companies such as Leap Environmental, Mott MacDonald, or Enitial, and get valuable work experience ahead of graduating.
- Benefit from Portsmouth’s location on the south coast with field trips to nearby areas such as the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight, and overseas trips to Europe and Hong Kong.
- The University of Portsmouth holds a ‘Gold’ rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) – the Government’s way of measuring teaching excellence in Higher Education institutions. Major factors in our rating include the superb academic and personal support we give our students, our excellent facilities, and the way we prepare students for successful careers after graduation.
Geoscience Programmes at the University of Portsmouth
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BSc (Hons) Geology
Study rocks, minerals and fossils and spend plenty of time out of the classroom in the field using the latest techniques as part of our Geology degree course accredited by The Geological Society. This is your chance to examine the complex formation of our planet and how it has changed through time.
BEng (Hons) Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
Learn the fundamentals of geological science and develop the technical expertise to work on the design and construction of tunnels, roads, dams, and surface and underground mine excavations. You’ll graduate equipped for roles in construction, mining and quarrying, and offshore and onshore renewable energy.
BSc (Hons) Palaeontology
If you’re interested in studying how life on Earth began, evolved and diversified, our Palaeontology degree course will give you a solid foundation in geology, plus the theory and methodology of palaeontology in our comprehensively equipped labs and out in the field.