Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences offers undergraduate degrees (face-to-face and via distance learning) and postgraduate degrees, in an environment of active research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the department made a joint submission with UCL Earth Sciences and was rated 6th in the UK.
Teaching: We offer the only distance learning degrees (read more about them on our dedicated distance learning site) and certificates that are supported by full video footage of lectures streamed over the web supported by digital lecture notes (BSc Geology, BSc Earth Sciences, BSc Environmental Geology, BSc Planetary Sciences with Astronomy, plus certificates). Students can study from overseas, and over 3 years (UCAS entry), 4 and 6 years.
Free online taster course: You can sample content from the Structural Geology module (I) through this online course.
Research: We have 17 active research grants among our 12 academic staff (7 NERC grants, 2 Leverhulme grants, 4 STFC grants, 1 DEFRA grant, 1 UK Space Agency grant and 1 grant funded by industry).
We are part of the joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS).
Tim Newling Fund: This helps students with funding for field classes. Please contact Stephen Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.