UCL Earth Sciences


Field Class Schedule 2022-23

There is a strong emphasis on field training in all earth science degree programmes. Some destinations may vary from year to year, and specific dates depend upon booking availability.

Fieldwork Schedule

In-field transport is provided and accomodation. Students are expected to pay for food/flights/transport to and from the fieldtrip. This excludes the Independent Mapping which has a £700 bursary.

Pandemic update.

All our trips are running again! We use the ES Virtual Fieldwork material as an additional resource. Current students please follow detailed information provided by trip organisers.

Year 1

27th March - 4th April 2023 (changeover 31st March)Dorset (GEOL0006)
student contribution = daily food
Prof Paul Bown
27th March - 4th April 2023 (changeover 31st March)Cornwall (GEOL0002)
student contribution = daily food
Dr. Andrew Thomson

Year 2

1st - 23rd - September 2023 (2 groups, 10 days)
    - Group A - 1st -11th Sept
    - Group B - 13th - 23rd Sept.

Durness, Scotland (GEOL0015)
student contribution = transport to Inverness (plane/train/bus), daily food

Prof Tom Mitchell
11 - 21 April 2023Pyrenees (GEOL0010)
student contribution  = flight to spain, daily food
Dr Matt Fox

Year 3


15 - 16 September 2022 pre-field trip lecture - location TBA

19 - 23 September 2022


Royal Greenwich Park  (GEOL0020) 
Geophysics Fieldcourse

Dr Alex Song
30 days mapping in the Summer period 202330 days independent mapping (GEOL0024) in optional locations either UK or abroad. Taken any time in summer 2023 (student choice). Departmental contribution towards costs ~£600.  Prof Tom Mitchell
11 - 21 April 2023Betics (GEOL0023) 
student contribution = flight to spain, daily food
Dr Alex Clarke

Year 4

Reis, GermanyScotland (GEOL0039)
student contribution = Flight to Germany, daily food