Earth and Ocean Science BSc (Hons)

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 46,488
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 53,461

Entry Requirements

  • A-levels: BBB. Must include a relevant science-related subject.
  • BTEC: DDM.
  • International Baccalaureate: 0 points, specified subjects.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in science required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 18 credits at merit or above.
  • GCSE (minimum grade C): at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
  • Foundation degree/HND/HNC: may enable you to start the course in year 2.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Geology
  • The Global Earth System
  • The Ocean Planet: an Introduction
  • Introduction to Field Geology
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Water in the Environment 
  • Ecological Processes
  • Geology of Your Home Area
  • Mathematics skills for Geoscientists
  • Data Collection and Analysis

Options include:

  • An Introduction to Environmental Hazards
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography 
  • Geology field course, Yorkshire
  • Global Environmental Issues and Management 
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
  • Interpreting Geological Maps
  • Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Modern languages

Year 2

  • Research and Career Skills
  • Structure of the Earth and Global Processes
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Sedimentology
  • Introduction to Environmental Geochemistry
  • Boat-based field course 
  • Geology field work in Spain

Options include:

  • Applied Palaeontology
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Conservation and Management
  • Ice Age Earth
  • Hydraulics
  • Coastal and Aeolian Landscapes
  • Ecological Techniques
  • Soil and Water Analysis
  • Structural Geology
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Microbiology
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Processes
  • Water in the Landscape
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
  • Modern languages

Year 3

  • Earth and ocean science project
  • Field course in Cyprus

Options include:

  • Oceanography
  • Coastal Environments
  • Geohazards
  • Applied Ecology 
  • Planetary Geology
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Wetland Environments
  • Hydrogeology
  • Exploration Geology
  • Water and Health
  • Evolution and the Fossil Record
  • Air Quality Management
  • Modern languages

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