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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.

Undergraduate degrees:

Earth-Sciences | ES-International | Geology | Geophysics | Environmental-Geoscience | Natural-Sciences

Year One

Term 1
GEOL0001Earth Materials
GEOL0008Geochemistry
GEOL0007The Earth
GEOL0005Foundations of Physical Geoscience
Term 2
GEOL0002From Petrology to Petrogenesis
GEOL0003History of Life
GEOL0004Dynamic Earth
GEOL0006Surface Processes

Year Two

Term 1
GEOL0009Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution
GEOL0012Global Geophysics
GEOL0015Maps, Images and Structures
GEOL0016Structural Geology and Tectonics
  
Term 2
GEOL0010Surface Processes & Structures
GEOL0011Igneous Petrology
GEOL0013Principles of Climate 
GEOL0017Isotope Geology
GEOL0018Numerical Methods

Year Three

Term 1
GEOL0020Field Geophysics
GEOL0022Ocean Physics and Climate Change
GEOL0024Geological and Environmental Mapping
GEOL0029Seismology I
GEOL0032Metamorphism and Metamorphic Processes
GEOL0021Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns
  
Term 2
GEOL0057Geodynamics and Global Tectonics
GEOL0023Crustal Dynamics, Mountain Building and Basin Evolution
GEOL0025Earth Resources and Sustainability
GEOL0027Groundwater Science
GEOL0028Marine Geology
GEOL0030Seismology II
GEOL0031Advanced Geochemistry
Term 1 or 2
GEOL0014Geosciences Report

Year Four

Term 1
GEOL0026Earth and Planetary Materials (Masters Level)
GEOL0041Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard (Masters Level)
GEOL0043Tectonic Geomorphology (Masters Level)
GEOL0044Palaeoceanography (Masters Level)
IRDR0001Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards and Vulnerability (Masters Level)
IRDR0015Integrating Science Into Disaster Risk Reduction (Masters Level)
Term 2
GEOL0025Earth Resources and Sustainability (Masters Level) IF NOT ALREADY TAKEN IN YEAR 3
GEOL0036Advanced Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Studies (Masters Level)
GEOL0040Melting and Volcanism (Masters Level)
GEOL0042Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard (Masters Level)
GEOL0045Palaeoclimatology (Masters Level)
Term 1 AND TERM 2
GEOL0039Earth and Planetary System Science (Masters Level)
GEOL0072Independent MSci Project (Masters Level)
All Modules
CodeCreditsTitle
GEOL000115Earth Materials
GEOL000215From Petrology to Petrogenesis
GEOL000315History of Life
GEOL000415Dynamic Earth
GEOL000515Foundations of Physical Geoscience
GEOL000615Surface Processes
GEOL000715The Earth
GEOL000815Geochemistry
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 2019-20
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
GEOL004415Palaeoceanography
GEOL004515Palaeoclimatology
GEOL004615Deep Earth and Planetary Modelling
GEOL004720MSc Geoscience: Dissertation
GEOL004820Geological and Geotechnical Hazards
GEOL004920Meteorological Hazards (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS & PG CERTIFICATE NATURAL HAZARDS FOR INSURERS)
GEOL005020Independent Natural Hazard Project (FOR STUDENTS TAKING PG CERTIFICATE NHFI)
GEOL005120Research Methods (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS)
GEOL005220Physical Volcanology and Volcanic Hazard (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS)
GEOL005320Meteorological, Climate and Hydrogeological Hazards (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS)
GEOL005420Earthquake Seismology and Earthquake Hazard (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS)
GEOL005520Independent Project; Insurance and Natural Risks
GEOL005660MSc Independent Research Project (FOR STUDENTS TAKING MSc GEOPHYSICAL HAZARDS)
GEOL007245Independent MSci Project (Masters Level)