12 months
14500 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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The MSc Advanced Applied Field Geoscience from University of South Wales is the most fieldwork intensive MSc in the UK. This is a highly vocational MSc course that will give you with the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to work in a wide range of practical geoscience careers, from engineering geology and mining to quarrying, petroleum geoscience and research.

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Rather than focusing on an individual geoscience career path, the MSc Advanced Applied Field Geoscience from University of South Wales focuses  on providing a thorough training in a number of geoscience skills including digital data capture and visualisation, analytical methods and applied field geology.

What you will study

The MSc Advanced Applied Field Geoscience is a one year (full time) or two year (part time) course. It comprises three 40 credit taught modules along with a 60 credit research dissertation. 

Each taught module is divided into four topics, with each topic delivered in a two week intensive teaching block.


Graduates with a Masters in Advanced Applied Field Geoscience will be equipped to seek jobs across the earth sciences, including site investigation, contaminated land assessment, geotechnics and engineering geology, mining, quarrying, petroleum geoscience and research.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Digital Geology 
  • Analytical Geoscience 
  • Applied Field Geology 
  • Research Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should usually have a first-class or upper second-class Honours degree in Geology, Earth Science, Geophysics, or joint honours Geology – Geography, although other applicants would be considered based on their personal circumstances.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time UK:  £1000 per 20 credits


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