Old Aberdeen Campus
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.
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.