University of Glasgow

Earth Science

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University of Glasgow
In Glasgow

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Glasgow (Scotland)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The flexibility of our Honours programme will enable you to choose options focused towards a range of potential careers while maintaining a very firm grounding in the core aspects of Earth Science including professional-level field skills.

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· Requirements

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017


  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.
  • Other mandatory requirements: Minimum of one relevant science subject required. 


  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 entry requirement = AAAA or AAABB. S6 entry requirement = AAAAAB (S6 entry requirements only apply to applicants who...

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4.5 25/05/2019
About the course: Amazing experience and I had a time of my life.
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3.5 24/05/2019
About the course: Extremely great, courses are by and large fit for my profession plans, qualifications conveyed are very much noticed by future employers
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5.0 23/05/2019
About the course: Glasgow is a great place, I am happy with the experience, they offered great opportunities. I appreciate the university for helping out. They encouraged me at every step and it was the best part.
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Year 1

Initially you will study the major themes of Earth Science. There are two courses in first year, covering plate tectonics, the structure of the Earth, earthquakes, volcanoes, how rocks deform, evolution of life, environmental issues, geotechnology, and exploration for oil, gas, coal and minerals.

Year 2

You will undertake four courses in the second year, building your knowledge of:

  • the solid Earth
  • palaeobiology, and the use of fossils to reconstruct environments and climates in the past
  • the surface of the Earth in the past and the present day
  • the structure of the Earth, geological maps, and Earth exploration.

You will also study other subjects in years 1 and 2: see Degrees in Arts, Life Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

Years 3 and 4

If you progress to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will study a number of core courses covering stratigraphy, petrology and geochemistry, sedimentary rocks, isotope geology, tectonic geomorphology, structural geology, geological maps, geophysics, and major Earth processes. You will participate in several residential field classes and undertake two independent projects. You will also tailor your degree to include additional areas of particular interest chosen from a wide range of optional courses, many of which are focused on applied aspects of Earth Science.

Special Glasgow feature

You will undertake two independent Honours projects; a field-based geological mapping project and a laboratory-based research project. The latter involves the use of analytical facilities within the School (such as our state-of-the-art electron microscopes) and can lead to a genuine contribution to science.

Our international links

Travelling and overseas work are major features of a geoscience career and we encourage our students to take advantage of the University’s extensive exchange programmes to study abroad. Our students have studied in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, California and Europe. See page 28 for more information. See Study abroad.

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