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Undergraduate courses

The department offers research-led degrees in Geology (accredited by the Geological Society of London), Earth Sciences, Environmental Geology and Planetary Science with Astronomy. Our degrees are offered full-time over three years or part-time over four to six years and we have a number of undergraduate and postgraduate certificate courses for those with more specific interests.

We expect no prior knowledge and by the time you complete your degree, you'll have all you need to explore your own career in earth and planetary sciences, embedded with the latest research, including the chance to work directly on project data for yourself.

BSc degrees

Geology/Earth Sciences/Environmental Geology

Many of the major challenges facing our planet, such as climate change, future energy production or living with natural hazards, require a thorough understanding of how the Earth has behaved in the past and how it works today. Our accredited BSc Geology degree and Earth Sciences degree provide all the key skills you need to understand the inner workings of our planet, including the chance for 64 days' fieldwork in the UK and overseas.

The course is offered full-time (three years) and part-time (four-six years) and all our part-time degrees can be taken face-to-face in London, totally online or a mixture of the two to suit each student.

Planetary Science with Astronomy

This is a very exciting time for planetary science, with new data being returned by spacecraft from planets within our own solar system, and with thousands of planets now being discovered orbiting other stars. There is also growing scientific interest in the likelihood of life elsewhere in the universe. With our BSc Planetary Science with Astronomy, you'll learn more about all of this and develop your knowledge of the solar system and its wider astronomical context.

The course is offered full-time (three years) and part-time (four-six years) and all our part-time degrees can be taken face-to-face in London, totally online, or a mixture of the two to suit each student.

BSc Planetary Science with Astronomy (three year full-time) or BSc Planetary Science with Astronomy (four year part-time)

Certificates

We offer certificates that provide an introduction to the key aspects of Earth and Planetary Sciences and can be studied over two years, part-time. On successful completion of the certificate there is an option to continue studying on one of our degree programmes.