UCL Earth Sciences


Postgraduate Modules

Highly flexible courses where you will learn from some of the leading experts in their fields

UCL Earth Sciences offers a wide variety of modules in our degrees and stream choices. We offer highly flexible courses where you will learn from some of the leading experts in their fields, guaranteeing you a world-class geoscience education. We aim to produce the very best, knowledgeable and capable Earth science graduates.

Postgraduate degrees:

Geophysical Hazards | Geoscience | Natural Hazards 

Term 1
GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns
GEOL0026Earth and Planetary Materials
GEOL0033Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources NOT RUNNING 2019-20
GEOL0034Geology for Global Managers and Engineers
GEOL0035Sustainable Management of the Environment
GEOL0041Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard
GEOL0043Tectonic Geomorphology
GEOL0048Geological and Geotechnical Hazards
GEOL0052Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard
Term 2
GEOL0023Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution
GEOL0025Earth Resources and Sustainability
GEOL0036Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies
GEOL0038Geoscience Research Proposal
GEOL0040Melting and Volcanism
GEOL0042Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard
GEOL0046Deep Earth and Planetary Modelling
GEOL0049Meteorological Hazards
GEOL0050Independent Natural Hazard Project
GEOL0053Meteorological, Climate and Hydrogeological Hazards
GEOL0054Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard
Term 1 or 2
GEOL0037Geoscience Research Methods
GEOL0039Earth and Planetary System Science
GEOL0051Research Methods
All Modules
GEOL000115Earth Materials
GEOL000215From Petrology to Petrogenesis
GEOL000315History of Life
GEOL000415Dynamic Earth
GEOL000515Foundations of Physical Geoscience
GEOL000615Surface Processes
GEOL000715The Earth
GEOL000915Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution
GEOL001015Surface Processes & Structures
GEOL001115Igneous Petrology
GEOL001215Global Geophysics
GEOL001315Principles of Climate 
GEOL001415Geosciences Report
GEOL001515Maps, Images and Structures
GEOL001615Structural Geology and Tectonics
GEOL001715Isotope Geology
GEOL001815Numerical Methods
GEOL001915Geodynamics & Global Tectonics
GEOL002015Field Geophysics
GEOL002115Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns
GEOL002215Ocean Physics and Climate Change
GEOL002315Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution (fieldtrip only; no taught element)
GEOL002430Geological/Environmental Mapping Project
GEOL002515Earth Resources & Sustainability
GEOL002615Earth and Planetary Materials
GEOL002715Groundwater Science
GEOL002815Marine Geology
GEOL002915Seismology I
GEOL003015Seismology II
GEOL003115Advanced Geochemistry
GEOL0032 15 Metamorphism and Metamorphic Processes 
GEOL003315Hydrogeology and Groundwater Resources NOT RUNNING 2018-19
GEOL003415Geology for Global Managers and Engineers
GEOL003515Sustainable Management of the Environment 
GEOL003615Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies 
GEOL003715Research Methods
GEOL003815Research Proposal
GEOL003915Earth and Planetary System Science
GEOL004015Melting and Volcanism
GEOL004115Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard
GEOL004215Earthquake Seismology & Earthquake Hazards
GEOL004315Tectonic Geomorphology
GEOL004615Deep Earth and Planetary Modelling
GEOL004720MSc Geoscience: Dissertation
GEOL004820Geological and Geotechnical Hazards
GEOL004920Meteorological Hazards
GEOL005020Independent Natural Hazard Project
GEOL005120Research Methods
GEOL005220Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard
GEOL005320Meteorological, Climate and Hydrogeological Hazards
GEOL005420Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard
GEOL005520Independent Project; Insurance and Natural Risks
GEOL005660MSc Independent Research Project
GEOL005715Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability (Masters Level)
GEOL007115Geosciences Report (Masters Level)
GEOL007245Independent MSci Project (Masters Level)
GEOL007315Integrating Science Into Disaster Risk Reduction (Masters Level)