Birkbeck, University of London
Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub-disciplines. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we aim to provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences.
Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that 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.
This normally includes four 15-credit modules. You can choose 3 15-credit modules taken from years 3 and 4 of the BSc Geology degree. Option modules may include: Advanced palaeontology; advanced topics in planetary science; assessed field techniques 3; assessed field techniques 4; chemical evolution of the earth; chemistry and pollution of water, soil and air; chemistry of the earth's surface environment; comets, asteroids and meteorites; earth's resources and raw materials; exploration geophysics; geological hazards; global tectonics; magmatic processes; paleoecology; physics of the sun; structural geology II; tectonic geomorphology; volcanism in the solar system.
Assessment is based on a combination of reports on field based projects, laboratory work and written examinations. Some modules include continuous assessment through written work.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Graduate Certificate||Part-time evening||£ 1,975 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Certificate||Part-time evening||£ 3,825 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Certificate||Part-time evening||£ 1,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Certificate||Distance learning||£ 1,975 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Certificate||Distance learning||£ 3,825 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Graduate Certificate||Distance learning||£ 1,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
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