Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Environmental Geology

Environmental geology is a growing area of active research, because it provides insights into how the environment has evolved over geological time. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across relevant aspects of the earth sciences. Our teaching is informed by considerable research into environmental issues, which is ongoing in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current research focuses on areas such as metal pollution, coastal erosion, mineralogy, earthquake prediction, palaeoclimatology and palaeontology. This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

Entry requirements

Graduate Certificate: Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

A combination of reports on field-based projects, laboratory work and written examinations. Some modules include continuous assessment through written work.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 3,075 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 3,075 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Part-time October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Graduate Certificate Distance learning October 2019 2,100 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Telephone number: 
02030738032