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Thinking of studying earth sciences?
For further information, please contact the programme tutor Dr Paul Upchurch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is it possible to study the MSc Geosciences part-time?
A. Yes. Our modular structure of courses allows students to structure their programmes over two-years rather than the full-time one year of study.
Q. Is it possible to take courses in other UCL departments and other University of London Colleges?
A. It is possible to register for courses in other departments and institutions, but this depends on space available on those courses, where 'home' students are given priority. If you have a strong interest in following a Masters-level course at another institution, then please discuss this with the programme tutor in advance.
Q. I have always been interested in working in the Earth Sciences, but my first degree is not in an Earth Science-related discipline. Would the MSc Geoscience be appropriate as a conversion course?
A. No. The modules offered on MSc Geosciences assume a prerequisite of a first degree in Geology, Geophysics or closely related subject.
Q. My first degree is in Geography. Does that count as an Earth Science-related discipline?
A. If you have a specialism in physical geography and have completed an undergraduate project in a strongly scientific, Geography/Earth Sciences multidisciplinary subject area then we may be able to consider you as a candidate for the MSc Geosciences.
Q. Does the MSc Geosciences offer an industry placement?
A. At present, no. All work and research is carried out within UCL Earth Sciences and other collaborating departments.