Earth Sciences within Natural Sciences 2022-2023
This pages is primarily intended for existing students. It consists of modules available to Natural Sciences students, Joint-Honours regulations and general advice (which includes links to Departmental advice.)
The following lists the module code and the title of each module by the level of each module - clicking on the link will take you to further details listed in the Faculty Handbooks.
The last digit of the module code indicates whether the module is single, double or triple. The level indicates the year in which modules are normally taken, but it is often the case that students take modules from the adjacent level beneath the year of study. Visit the Subjects page for the general overarching rules and structure.
Please note that the modules on offer and the requirements for progression can change from year to year and that the only combinations of modules that are guaranteed to fit in the timetable are those splits between the two departments on an approved Joint Honours route (MSci and BSc).Capstone Modules. MSci student students are not required to take a capstone module, but rather take a Dissertation/Project in Year 4. Dissertation/Project/Capstone modules are denoted with G
Earth Sciences modules available to Natural Sciences students
Level 1 modules
Level 2 modules
Structural Geology And Tectonics (GEOL2011)
Sedimentary Environments (GEOL2031)
Geophysical Methods For Geoscientists (GEOL2081)
Isotopes And Climate (GEOL2171)
Fieldwork (geological) (GEOL2191)
Fieldwork (environmental) (GEOL2201)
Igneous And Metamorphic Processes (GEOL2231)
Fieldwork (geophysical) (GEOL2241)
Modelling Earth Processes II (GEOL2251)
Geophysical Data Applications (GEOL2291)
Ancient Life And Its Environment (GEOL2301)
Level 3 modules
Petrology, Geochemistry And Global Tectonics (fieldwork) (GEOL3011)
Environmental Geochemistry (GEOL3041)
Volcanology And Magmatism (GEOL3051)
Deformation Processes In The Lithosphere (GEOL3091)
Earth Structure And Dynamics (GEOL3151)
Hazardous Geophysical Flows From Advanced Geophysics Flows (GEOL3221)
Earth System And Climate (GEOL3231)
Earth Sciences Into SchoolsG (GEOL3251)
Environmental Management (GEOL3281)
Petrology, Geochemistry And Global Tectonics (GEOL3301)
Science EnterpriseG (NSCI3001)
Level 4 modules
Research ProjectG (GEOL4053)
Science Communication (GEOL4061)
Earth Science Field Seminar (GEOL4081)
Earth Sciences Into Industry (GEOL4091)
Environmental Geochemistry IV (GEOL4111)
Deformation Processes In The Lithosphere IV (GEOL4121)
Petroleum Geophysics IV (GEOL4131)
Earth System And Climate IV (GEOL4141)
Earth Structure And Dynamics IV (GEOL4161)
60 credits: Modules taken from the Level 2 Earth Sciences list.
40 credits: Modules taken from the Level 3 Earth Sciences list. If 60 credits or more are taken, 20 credit module can be at Level 2.
Advice for progression and other aspectsNatural Sciences advice
Geological Sciences: If you want to take 40 credits of Earth Sciences, then Earth Materials (GEOL1021) is advised in addition to Understanding Earth Sciences (GEOL1101).
Geological Sciences: To obtain accreditation modules to the value of 60 credits or more must be taken and must include (the latter module may be taken at level 1): Fieldwork (geological) (GEOL2191); Environment And Resources (GEOL1111) - see the Faculty Handbook for definitive guidance.
Geological Sciences: To obtain accreditation modules to the value of 80 credits or more must be taken and must include Dissertation (GEOL3022) - see the Faculty Handbook for definitive guidance.
For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:
Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Email: Natural Sciences Director
The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey