Our Degree Programmes
All our programmes are modular and our specialist degrees allow you to focus on the areas of Applied & Environmental Geology, Geophysics or Palaeobiology. All the programmes provide degree-specific modules from the second year onwards. In the third and fourth year you will also have a range of optional modules to allow you to study the topics that interest you most. A unique characteristic of our programme structure is the flexibility in degree options. All degree programmes include a common core during the first year, enabling you to transfer between degrees at the end of the first year, subject to meeting the entry requirements for your intended degree.
|Course Title ||BSc |
|Applied and Environmental Geology||F610||F611|
|Geology with Geophysics||F660||F661|
|Geology with Palaeobiology||F6C1||F6CC|
* Typical offers are ABB for the BSc Courses and AAA for the MGeol Courses
Qualifications in Geology are welcome, although we assume no previous knowledge of Geology.
A/AS levels for all degrees: Preferred subjects include at least two from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. English, General Studies, a foreign language or other arts subject are normally accepted as the third A level.
Additional requirements for Geology with Geophysics degrees: One A Level must be Physics or Mathematics. If either of Physics or Mathematics are not taken at A level, they must be taken at AS level.
Other qualifications, including those listed below, are welcomed for entry to all our degrees: International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, OU courses, Access to HE course, BTEC Nationals, Leicestershire Progression Accord, Irish, Scottish and Welsh qualifications, other international qualifications.
These are normal requirements, but we assess each application individually on its merits. If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact our admissions tutor.
BSc versus MGeol degrees
Alongside the flexibility to change between the different degree programmes we also ensure that it is possible to transfer between the three year (BSc) and the four year (MGeol) degree, such that you can graduate with the qualification most appropriate for your future career.
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