Birkbeck, University of London
Applicants should hold a BSc degree in geology, earth sciences, geological sciences, or equivalent, and have a basic knowledge of the architecture of the Solar System.
Those wishing to enrol on the Field Class for Planetary Science module must have some previous experience of fieldwork at undergraduate level.
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
There are no core or compulsory modules: you choose from a range of advanced option modules from the final year of our BSc Planetary Science with Astronomy.
You choose 4 modules worth 15 credits each, to a total of 60 credits.
Advanced Topics in Planetary Science;
Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites;
Exploration and Modelling of Planetary Interiors;
Field Class for Planetary Science;
Physical Principles of Astronomy;
Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces;
Scientific Computing and Data Modelling;
Volcanism in the Solar System .
Most of our modules are taught every other year, so not every module is available every year, but all are available over the 2-year period of the Graduate Certificate.
Each module has specific pieces of assessed coursework, which may include reports, essays, experimental results, data interpretation, oral and poster presentations, and written examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Certificate||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 years|
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