Course structure: Geophysics

The units for the 2018/19 academic year are listed below. Detailed information about each unit can be searched for in the Unit and Programme catalogue. Please note that the list is up to date, at the time of publishing, for students commencing the programmes in 2018/19 but as programme structures are reviewed regularly the units offered in subsequent years of study may be subject to change.

First year

  • EASC10001 Geology 1
  • EASC10007 Computing for Earth Scientists
  • EASC10008 Introduction to Field Skills in Earth Sciences
  • MATH11004 Mathematics 1A20
  • PHYS10006 Core Physics I: Mechanics and Matter
  • PHYS10005 Core Physics II: Oscillations, Waves and Fields
  • PHYS11400 Essential Maths for Physics

Second year

  • EASC20006 Structural Geology
  • EASC20007 Sedimentology
  • EASC20027 Atmospheric Processes
  • EASC20029 Introduction to Field Mapping
  • EASC20035 Mineralogy and Petrology
  • EASC20036 Petroleum Geophysics
  • EASC20041 Numerical Methods and Programming
  • EASC20042 Applied Geophysics
  • EASC20045 Mapping, Tectonics and Remote Sensing

Third year

  • EASC30056 Geophysics Research Project
  • EASC30054 Geophysical Data Analysis and Modelling
  • EASC30055 Near-surface Geophysics Fieldwork
  • EASC30063 Global Seismology
  • EASC30064 Global Geophysics
  • A choice of units from options including:
    • EASC30024 Petroleum Sedimentology
    • EASC30044 Economic Geology
    • EASC30050 Environmental Radioactivity
    • EASC30061 Applied Hydrogeology
    • EASC30062 Physical Volcanology

The third year of the MSci Geophysics with Study Abroad course is spent abroad.

Fourth year (MSci)

  • EASCM0010 Earth Science Research Project
  • EASCM0016 Frontiers in Earth Science
  • EASCM0048 Advanced Geophysics Fieldwork
  • A choice of units from options including:
    • EASCM0018 Seismology
    • EASCM0025 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    • EASCM0039 Tracing and Observing the Earth System
    • EASCM0046 Volcanic Hazards: Observation, Modelling and GIS
    • EASCM1017 Formation and Evolution of the Terrestrial Planets

These units represent a sample of the range of units we offer on our courses, to give you a flavour of what it's like to study at Bristol. Please note, this list is not comprehensive, and we do change our units from time to time.

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