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Geology and Petroleum Geology

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

Geology provides a knowledge of the way the Earth works and is vital to the understanding of the nature and origin of Earth’s resources.

The city of Aberdeen plays a huge role in Europe’s energy industry, making it the most relevant place in the UK to study Geology and Petroleum Geology.

Year 1: Earth Through Geological Time; Earth’s Materials.

Year 2: Stratigraphical Principles; Petrology & Mineralogy; Introduction to Field Geology; Geophysics.

Year 3: Petroleum Geology; Field and Mapping Techniques; Structural Geology & Tectonics; Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentology; Field & Mapping Techniques 2.

Year 4: Independent Geological Mapping Project;Petroleum Geology: Geochemistry and Geofluids; Surface & Subsurface Digital Imaging; Geological Synthesis.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects by end S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For second year entry you would require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including 2 maths or science subjects at AB or BA.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F602

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Physical Science

Department

Geosciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

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Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals