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Geowyddoniaeth Amgylcheddol gyda Blwyddyn Lleoli Proffesiynol (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Dyma radd gymhwysol a fydd yn eich herio i feddwl yn gyfannol am bynciau sy'n amrywio o ansawdd dŵr i esblygiad tirwedd, o esblygiad y biosffer i newid yn yr hinsawdd ac o dir wedi'i halogi i gynaliadwyedd.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Mount Teide, Tenerife

Trosolwg y cwrs

Do you have a curious mind? Are you fascinated by how the Earth works? An environmental geoscientist uses their understanding of the planet and its processes to predict hazards like floods and earthquakes, clean up dangerous waste, and help civil engineers plan new infrastructure.     

On our Environmental Geoscience course, you will explore different processes that happen on our planet like acid rain and global warming and find solutions to geological problems in the UK and around the world. You will develop advanced skills in mapping, research, analysis and problem-solving. 

South Wales has a rich geological history and is ideal for teaching how geology impacts on landscapes and industry. We take regular field trips to areas of natural beauty and old industrial and mining sites. There will be opportunities to do overseas trips, in the past we’ve been to Tenerife and Cyprus.

Our four-year degree includes a professional placement year where you will gain valuable employability skills and industry experience. In the past our students have gone on placement with water companies, civil engineering firms and environmental consultancies.

You don’t need to have studied Geology as we’ll be starting year one with the basic principles to bring everyone to the same level.

Nodweddion nodedig

  • Professional accreditation - our Environmental Geoscience degree is accredited by the Geological Society, the professional body for geosciences in the UK. This accreditation keeps us connected to industry and allows our graduates to become chartered Geologists.
  • Student satisfaction - belong to a small and friendly community voted close to top among all Russell Group Universities in the main category of Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2018.   
  • Flexible degree schemes - all of the School’s degrees have a common first semester that introduce you to geosciences and geography. You can then decide whether to stay with your chosen degree or switch to another in the same School.
  • Hands-on fieldwork - you will get plenty of opportunity to develop your fieldwork skills with regular day trips and residential trips in Wales and overseas. South Wales has a long (and heavily polluting) industrial history and there are lots of outstanding natural landscapes for us to explore.
  • World leading experts and facilities – you will be taught by world-leading scientists and have access to equipment and laboratories for analysis and testing of environmental samples. These will be used in your independent dissertation project in year three.
  • Access to the British Geological Survey and National Museum of Wales - our school is in the same building as the Welsh office of the British Geological Survey and next door to the National Museum of Wales. We use the exhibition galleries of the National Museum and material from its collections to enhance our teaching. British Geological Survey Wales has a strong environmental focus and helps provide ideas for student projects along with advice on professional skills and careers.

 

Côd UCASF650
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd4 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Llawn amser gyda blwyddyn ryngosod

Gofynion mynediad

Grades ABB - BBB, including one science or grades BBB-BBC with two science subjects. Science subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geology, Biology, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental Science. Please note, General Studies will not be accepted.       

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDM - DMM in one of the following subjects: Applied Science, Sports and Exercise Science, Health Science, Animal Science or ICT.

34-32 points or 665 in Higher Level subjects, including one science at Higher Level. Alternatively 32-30 or 655 in Higher Level subjects with two science subjects. Science subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geology, Biology, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental Science

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Gwyddorau'r Ddaear a'r Môr.

GCSE

Gradd C neu radd 4 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgil.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 ar y cyfan gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen a 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 62 ar y cyfan gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects. You will require GCSE Maths at grade B or grade 6 and GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4 or an accepted English Langauge equivalent www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate. Typical IELTS offer: Applicants, whose first language is not English or Welsh, are required to have obtained a score of at least 6.5 in the British Council IELTS Exam or equivalent with at least 5.5 in each component, i.e., speaking, reading, writing and listening.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£9,000Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ffioedd DysguBlaendal
£21,950Dim

Ewch i'n tudalennau ffioedd dysgu i gael y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau blynyddoedd rhyngosod

Yn ystod blwyddyn ryngosod, (e.e. blwyddyn mewn diwydiant, blwyddyn ar leoliad neu flwyddyn dramor), bydd y ffi yn is. Cewch fanylion llawn ar ein tudalennau ffioedd.

Costau ychwanegol

The fieldwork costs for your core modules are included but you will need to contribute towards food if it is provided during the trip. You will need to pay for any optional fieldwork modules. The cost of these trips will be capped at an amount determined by the school. Students facing financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Cardiff Financial Assistance Programme for help with these costs.

 

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

You will need suitable clothing including warm weather, wind and storm-proof jackets and walking boots. The school will provide all health and safety equipment as well as specialised field equipment.

 

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

 This is a four-year full-time degree. In your first and second year you will study core modules and get a strong foundation in environmental geoscience. In year three you undertake a 12-month placement with a company in the environmental sector. In year four there are core and optional modules so you have some flexibility to choose to study the areas that you’re interested in.  

 

 

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

In your first year you will study core modules designed to give you a strong foundation in Earth sciences and geology.  We start with the basic principles and cover topics like Earth’s surface plates and internal structure, the minerals that make our planet and the evolution of life through billions of years of geological time.  You will develop essential skills like mapping and surveying, microscopy and representing data in geographical information systems (GIS).

We will go on local field trips across South Wales and a week-long residential field trip to Pembrokeshire in West Wales to build on your learning from lectures and practical classes.

All of the degrees in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences study the same first semester. After semester one you can decide whether you want to continue with your original choice or switch to one of the other degrees (e.g. Geology or Exploration Geology).  

You earn 120 credits for the year with each core module worth 20 credits. 

    

 

Blwyddyn dau

In your second year you will build on the knowledge from year one and start exploring more advanced concepts like geomorphology and hydrology, sedimentary processes, and the structures resulting from earthquakes and mountain building. You will gain skills and experience in sampling, data collection and analysis ready for your dissertation in year three.

We will go on residential field trips to Central and West Wales and Dorset. We’ll also go on day trips across South Wales to explore old mining centres and sites associated with geohazards such as landslides or metal contamination.

We will support you in finding a placement in year two and run sessions on how to perfect your CV and cover letter and how to ace application forms and interviews.

You earn 120 credits for the year. This is made up of 40 and 20 credit core modules and a choice of 20 credit optional modules. 

 

    

Blwyddyn tri: Blwyddyn Ryngosod

In year three you have the opportunity to go on placement with a company in the environmental sector. You will gain the benefits and experience of working in the commercial sector with supervision and support from a member of academic staff. The work that you do on placement can sometimes be used as the basis for your dissertation in your final year.

    

Blwyddyn pedwar

In your final year you will have more freedom to shape your degree and choose modules that fit with your career ambitions. You will also develop essential professional skills and knowledge that all employers are looking for.     

You earn 120 credits for the year. The core modules include your 40-credit dissertation and the 20 credit modules in Advanced Environmental Geology and Hazards, Risk and Resilience. For your optional modules you can choose advanced geoscience or advanced geography fieldwork plus a range of specialist subjects like petroleum geology, past climates, or geodynamics.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.
Environmental Geoscience student by waterfall
Environmental Geoscience students are able to gather lots of data in the field, before using in-house software to create reports.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

 

We are a friendly and informal school and you will be supported and taught by world-leading experts involved in cutting-edge international research.

Our teaching approach is a mix of theory and practical and includes: lectures, laboratory work, fieldwork, tutorials, workshops and seminars. You will also be encouraged to learn independently throughout the course. We encourage you to think logically and apply this to environmental problems. The skills you will gain are in demand in sectors like civil and environmental engineering, insurance, water supply and consulting.

 

 

    

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Supervision

At the start of the course you will be allocated a personal tutor who you will meet with regularly for tutorials. Tutorials are fortnightly in the first year and then monthly in year two and three. Your personal tutor will be a specialist in your chosen degree course and can offer advice on academic and personal matters. You will be allocated a dissertation supervisor for any project work you do on your placement year and in your final year.     

Facilities

We have a Learning Central website where you can access videos, images, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, links to further reading, electronic exercises and discussion circles. Where possible, lectures will be recorded so you can watch and study in your own time.

The Learning Central website also has a ‘Personal Development Planning’ module that supports you in regularly assessing your progress and meeting your development needs.

Support services

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, alongside excellent libraries and resource centres.

Diversity

We aim to create an inclusive, supportive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity of staff and students of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, family structures, genders, nationalities, sexual orientations, races, religious or other beliefs, and socio-economic backgrounds. Read about our commitment to the Athena SWAN principles and our Bronze status (https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth-ocean-sciences/about-us/equality-diversity-and-inclusivity).

 

Sut caf fy asesu?

We will be assessing your level of knowledge and understanding in each module through a combination of assignments, presentations, fieldwork, examinations and a dissertation. You will receive written and oral feedback on your coursework and there are opportunities for informal feedback throughout the course.

NOTE: The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities and we endeavour to offer reasonable alternative assessment methods wherever possible.   We have an Alternative Fieldwork Policy which is adopted in cases where a student cannot attend a scheduled, taught field course, or part(s) thereof, because of extenuating circumstances.

 

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the entire Programme students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The ability to acquire, integrate and synthesise information to address complex problems in earth sciences
  • Knowledge and understanding of the structure of the Earth, its materials, lifeforms and resources and the processes that shape it at present and through geological time.
  • Ability to explain the role and impact of earth science in solving 21st century environmental challenges such as climate change, geohazards and the sustainability of energy, water and other natural resources to meet the needs of the world’s population.
  • Ability to explain the importance of applying geoscience to urban planning and infrastructure development and regeneration.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Comprehension and critical evaluation of science-based evidence to assess and formulate solutions to complex multi-component problems in earth sciences.
  • The ability to assemble and critically evaluate information in order to generate and interpret datasets in 2D, 3D and 4D to formulate realistic conceptual earth models as a tool for resource exploration, extraction and sustainable management
  • The capability to evaluate current research in the earth sciences, with commensurate appreciation of uncertainty and debate and limits to understanding.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to recognise and interpret rocks, minerals and fossils to determine the geological relationships and reconstruct the history of any particular sample/outcrop/region under study.
  • Understanding of the methods used to acquire geospatial data and represent such data in 2D and 3D using maps and digital platforms such as GIS, and the construction of conceptual ground models.
  • Analysis and portrayal of numerical data in earth sciences, including using appropriate software.
  •  Problem solving involving integration and analysis of diverse and often incomplete earth science data and using appropriate qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • The ability to design, implement and safely carry out a programme of field- or laboratory-based research and report the findings effectively in writing.
  •  Employability within a professional setting.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme students will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to design, implement and manage a project through an independent dissertation.
  •  The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Application of the scientific method, numerical and spatial skills including visualization to the understanding of 3D (and 4D) data sets and their interpolation in space (and time).
  •  Ability to communicate information and concepts effectively through oral, written and visual means to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • An understanding of the benefits of employment networking and continuing professional development.
  •  Problem solving, reliability, loyalty, social conduct, tact, attitude to learning and research, leadership, resilience, decision-making and reasoning.

 

Students sampling water for testing
Students analysing water quality in the Corrwg Valley.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Rhagolygon gyrfa

Rhagolygon gyrfa

With the planet facing increasing environmental threats and challenges the knowledge and skills of an environmental geoscientist are in demand. Environmental geoscientists will play an important role in developing sustainable infrastructure, green energy projects and helping to manage and remove pollution left by former industries like mining and chemicals manufacturing.

You can choose to work in a variety of different industries and roles including conservation and environmental management, as an engineering geologist, a water engineer or an environmental consultant. You will also have essential employable skills that sectors like insurance, finance, education and planning are looking for.

Some of our past students have gone on to work at the Environment Agency, BAM Construction, Atkins, Welsh Water, LCM Environmental Services and Mott MacDonald.

The placement opportunities offered by the School mean that some students are employed by their placement partner directly after graduation.

In 2016-17, 92% of the School's graduates who were available for work said they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

 

 

 

 

 

Swyddi

  • Environmental Advisor
  • Construction Industry
  • Software Analyst
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Pollution Monitoring

Lleoliadau

You will get the opportunity to spend a year working in industry in your third year. In the past students have spent a year working with water companies, civil engineering firms and environmental consultancies.

Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee that all students will secure a placement as the recruitment process is managed by placement providers.  If you don’t secure a place, you will progress directly into the final year of the three-year Environmental Geoscience degree.

 

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