King's Buildings Campus
You will study a common first year introducing you to the foundations of physics, geophysics, mathematics and earth dynamics on which the rest of your programme will be based.
You will take more advanced maths and physics courses, a further geology course and a specialist geophysics course. In addition, you will choose two option courses from a wide selection in the Schools of Physics & Astronomy, GeoSciences or elsewhere.
Your specialist geophysics courses will continue and you will also have the choice of option courses in earth sciences. You will take part in a residential geology trip to develop your observational and geological interpretive skills.
You will continue your specialised studies with a focus on seismology and geomagnetism and will take part in a geophysics field course along with students from universities in France and Germany.
You will complete independent geophysics project work for your honours dissertation. Option courses will be available from the School of GeoSciences and beyond.
Half of your year will consist of work on an independent research project. You will also complete high-level compulsory and option courses from the School of GeoSciences, including scientific computing skills.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AABB (first sitting) or 4 Highers at AAAB (two sittings) including Maths at A and Physics plus English at National 5.
Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) (BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6) including Maths at A and Physics plus English at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths, Physics and 1 from Biology, Chemistry or Geography at AAA. Relevant computing qualifications or experience required.
College of Science and Engineering