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The new BA (Mod) Earth Sciences degree, jointly taught by the departments of Geography and Geology, focuses on Planet Earth, and in particular the composition and structure of the Earth's surface layers, atmosphere and oceans, the dynamic processes that influence and shape our world, and the formation and distribution of resources that we depend upon. Notable areas of study will include climate change, geomorphic hazards (earthquakes, landslides, volcanism, flooding), pollution and the availability and exploitation of resources, including energy resources.

The degree aims to produce articulate and informed graduates with a broad knowledge of Planet Earth by providing students with a firm grounding in those sciences that relate directly to the surface of the Earth and to surface-forming and atmospheric and oceanic processes. Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking, a scientific approach to understanding, and training in relevant, transferable skills, including laboratory- and field-based analytical techniques.

Anticipated employment opportunities for graduates of the Earth Sciences degree include environmental analysis, planning and consultancy, overseas assistance and development, natural resource exploration and management, risk assessment, teaching and research in critical areas such as climate change and its impacts.

For further information on entry requirements etc, please see undergraduate course information


Last updated 1 October 2012 Natural Sciences (Email).