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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.

Year 5: Integrated Sedimentary Basin Systems; Geoscience Research Skills and Data Analysis; The Basin Fill; Geological Models; Research Project.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AAAB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AAAAB (two sittings) including 2 maths or science subjects plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For second year entry you would require the above plus 2 Advanced Highers at AB including Geography.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MGeol

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

G600

Course Length

5 years

Faculty

Physical Science

Department

Geosciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals