Planit


Geosciences

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

This exciting programme prepares you to apply scientific principles to help address some of the most significant problems facing the Earth today. By combining the disciplines of geology and physical geography, the BSc Geoscience helps you develop a deep understanding of challenges, including climate change, natural hazards, population, energy and natural resources, interactions between humans and the environment.

Year 1: Global Worlds, Global Challenges; Global Worlds, Local Challenges; The Earth through Geological Time; Earth’s Materials.

Year 2: Mapping & Monitoring the Environment; Introduction to Field Geology; Petrology & Mineralogy; Physical Environments; Stratigraphical Principles; Skills and Techniques in Geosciences.

Year 3: Field and Mapping Techniques; Montane Environments; Research Design; Remote Sensing and GIS; Techniques in Physical Geography; Volcanology.

Year 4: Project; Laboratory data acquisition and analysis.

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 Geography and a maths or science subject at AB or BA.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

F610

Course Length

4 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