24 months
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3075 GBP/year
2100 GBP/year
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About

Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub-disciplines. Through the Geology course at Birkbeck, University of London we aim to provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences.

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Overview

Topics include: Earth system science; major geoscience paradigms; temporal and spatial scales; Earth structure, materials and processes; terminology, nomenclature and classification, and practical knowledge; awareness of and informed concern for Earth science issues.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level.

Careers and Employability

Graduates go in to careers in geology, engineering, surveying, industry, or education. Possible professions include engineering geologist, geoscientist, or mudlogger. Geology course at Birkbeck, University of London may also be useful in becoming a higher education lecturer, environmental consultant, seismic interpreter, or wellsite geologist.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced Palaeontology
  • Advanced Topics in Planetary Science
  • Assessed Field Techniques 
  • Chemical Evolution of the Earth
  • Chemistry and Pollution of Water, Soil and Air
  • Chemistry of the Earth's Surface Environment
  • Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level.
Visa Requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months’ duration.
  • Courses of less than six months’ duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3075 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2100 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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