Course structure: Geology

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
  • EASC10002 Environmental Geoscience 1
  • EASC10007 Computing for Earth Scientists
  • EASC10008 Introduction to Field Skills in Earth Sciences
  • Optional open units, including EASC10006 Physics and Chemistry for Earth Scientists

Second year

  • EASC20006 Structural Geology
  • EASC20007 Sedimentology
  • EASC20024 Geobiology
  • EASC20017 Geology Field Skills
  • EASC20029 Introduction to Field Mapping
  • EASC20035 Mineralogy and Petrology
  • EASC20041 Numerical Methods and Programming
  • EASC20042 Applied Geophysics
  • EASC20043 Geochemistry 1
  • EASC20045 Mapping, Tectonics and Remote Sensing

Third year

  • EASC30022 Independent Field Project
  • EASC30006 Geology Fieldwork
  • EASC30059 Independent Development of Geology Skills
  • A choice of units from options including:
    • EASC30008 Evolution of the Biosphere
    • EASC30017 Oceanography
    • EASC30044 Economic Geology
    • EASC30050 Environmental Radioactivity
    • EASC30051 Geomicrobiology
    • EASC30062 Physical Volcanology

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

Fourth year (MSci)

  • EASCM0010 Earth Science Research Project
  • EASCM0016 Frontiers in Earth Science
  • A choice of one of these fieldwork units:
    • EASCM0051 Advanced Earth Sciences Fieldwork
    • EASCM0052 Advanced Tectonics Fieldwork
  • A choice of units from options including:
    • EASCM0018 Seismology
    • EASCM0024 Biomechanics and Functional Morphology
    • EASCM0025 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
    • EASCM0036 Vertebrate Palaeobiology and Evolution
    • EASCM0039 Tracing and Observing the Earth System
    • EASCM0040 Micropalaeontology
    • EASCM0046 Volcanic Hazards: Observation, Modelling and Geographical Information Systems
    • EASCM0049 Advanced Igneous Petrology
    • 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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