Undergraduate

f646 - Earth Science (Year in Industry) BSc

Earth Science with Year in Industry BSc Honours

UCAS Code: F646 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

If you are interested in the processes that have shaped the structure and development of the Earth, this four-year BSc degree with a year in industry is for you.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
F646

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 33-35 points

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Opportunities

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The degree is similar to our Earth Science BSc Honours, but includes a year in industry to advance your academic knowledge with practical work experience.

Earth science covers everything from the formation of rocks and minerals to the impact of human activity on the environment.

You'll study the Earth at the molecular, micro- and macro-scale, from the chemistry of a single element to the processes that shape the continents.

Your key areas of study include:

  • geology
  • geochemistry
  • geomicrobiology

Understanding how these areas interact and combine to create the complexity of the Earth system is what makes Earth science a fascinating area to study.

The practical skills you develop in geomatics – the fourth element of the degree – allow you to collect and analyse data about the world. This prepares you for diverse and in-demand careers.

Regular field days and residential field courses allow you to experience the Earth in action. You'll develop practical skills and network with Earth science professionals.  

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Work Placement Year

Work Placement year 

You will spend the year between Stage 2 (with an overall pass of at least 50% at the end of Stage 1) and Stage 3 on a work placement. This will extend your degree to four years and add practical experience to your academic knowledge. You will take the following module:

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our 2018 Admissions Policy (PDF: 185 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Earth science careers

Earth science graduates are well qualified to enter a wide range of careers and the geoscience industry has a shortage of graduates with the skills taught on this course.

You will be able to enter the global geology industry with potential careers in:

  • mining
  • oil
  • engineering
  • water supply
  • and environmental sectors

The emerging alternative energy industry also needs these skills.

You will also develop a portfolio of graduate transferable skills that are highly valued by wide range of employers outside the earth science sector, and which can open the door to graduate entry programmes with major employers, such as:

  • team working
  • data analysis
  • data interpretation
  • enterprise 

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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  • institution code - N21

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