UCL Earth Sciences

Earth Science International Degree







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This four-year programme allows students to follow any of the MSci programmes offered by UCL Earth Sciences, with the additional opportunity to spend year three studying at an approved university in Australia, New Zealand, continental Europe or North America. 

Prospectus: MSci UCAS Code F605

Earth Sciences International


Benefits

Degree Benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to specialise in Geology, Environmental Geoscience, Palaeobiology, Planetary Science or Geophysics and broaden your horizons by spending the third year of study abroad.
  • The programme includes up to three months of field classes in the UK and continental Europe, with financial support from the Department.
  • World-leading research in mineral, ice and rock physics, and in geophysical hazards, is undertaken in the department and is used in the development of our courses.
  • World-class facilities include hosting the UK's only NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, use of the UCL University of London Observatory, and collaboration with the Natural History Museum.

Degree Overview

You will initially follow the first two years of the Earth Sciences degree programme in a chosen specialty: Geology, Environmental Geoscience, Palaeobiology, Planetary Science or Geophysics but with an alternative option of a foreign language if you intending to study in a non English speaking country. Fieldwork provides a unique opportunity to develop independent and team skills and problem-solving abilities.

Your third year is spent abroad, and you will return to UCL for your final year. The final title of the degree awarded will reflect the 'flavour' of the courses taken, for example 'MSci Geology (International Programme)'.

The number of places available for direct entry onto the International programme is limited and, therefore, competitive. Eligibility to continue will be assessed in both the first and second years of study. Students failing to maintain the required standard will be transferred to the corresponding normal MSci or BSc programme.

Your Learning

We use a mixture of lectures, practical classes, field courses, directed reading, problem-orientated learning, private study and tutorials to enable you to gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills demanded by the programme, as well as to develop key transferable skills such as critical analysis, report writing, team working and organisational skills.

Assessment

You will be assessed by a combination of written examinations, practical examinations, coursework, independent project reports and an oral examination.

Year 3 Study Abroad Options

Please refer to the UCL Study Aboard Options Guide to find out where you can go abroad.


Information for currents students only: Study Abroad Approval Forms will be available to collect from November 2014. Completed forms must be submitted no later than Friday 29 November 2014 (preliminary date, yet to be confirmed). How to Apply


How will I finance my studies?

Please refer to the UCL Study Abroad Outbound Students Finance page.

For more up-to-date details, please refer to the UCL Study Abroad Guide or contact our departmental co-ordinator Prof Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni.