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Suited to students interested in all aspects of geology and Earth evolution, including practical field related observations and map making.


Degree name UCAS Code
Geology (MSci) F604
Geology (BSc) F603


Fieldwork contributions

All our programmes provide hands-on experience in real field situations at no extra cost. We also supply specialist equipment for working in the field, supporting the widest range of field experiences linked to classroom-based teaching. (Students are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of food whilst away and a deposit for some fieldwork equipment.)

Studying geology at Cardiff was great, especially being able to tailor modules to your preference. This flexibility gave me an advantage in applying for jobs as the modules and my research were related to my preferred field of work - geophysics. The international year was a fantastic opportunity to travel whilst studying.I joined Bibby HydroMap as a ‘graduate geophysicist’ and within a year was promoted to ‘geophysicist’. I am responsible for collecting and processing sidescan, sub-bottom seismic and magnetometer data. Being on a mixed contract, I work in the office and on vessels when required. We carry out surveys for the oil and gas, offshore windfarms, subsea cables and marine aggregate industries.

Sarah Newnes MESci (International) Geology 2014


Our geology programmes are accredited by The Geological Society.