Geology (Graduate Certificate)

Year of entry

2017

Start date

October 2017

Location

Central London

Status

Fully Approved
Applications for this course will open in September

Duration

One to two years part-time

Attendance

One to three evenings a week, October to June

Other entry years for this course

2018

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.

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Highlights

  • Can be used as a qualifying year for MRes or PhD study.
  • Offered as part-time study at Birkbeck or you can study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world (find out more about studying our distance learning courses).
  • An opportunity to take part in field classes to put your skills into practice (find out more about past fieldwork outings here).
  • The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is housed with the University College London (UCL) Department of Earth Sciences. Together, the two departments form the UCL-Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences. The Research School offers excellent facilities for research in environmental geology and planetary geology, as well as traditional geological and geophysical research.
  • In our joint submission with UCL, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences at Birkbeck were rated sixth the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), while we achieved 100% for an environment conducive to research of the highest quality.
  • Find out more about our research facilities.
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Course structure

This is a two-year course and you will need to gain 60 credits. This normally includes four 15-credit modules. Please note that advanced modules are usually taught in alternate years and will not be available every year.

You can choose three 15-credit modules taken from Years 3 and 4 of the BSc Geology degree.

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