Geology and Physical Geography (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)
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Geology and Physical Geography (Including Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of South Wales

Are you looking for a degree that combines a study of the Earth, including its structure, composition and history, with its surface processes and their interactions with Earth's systems and people? Together, the study of geology and physical geography will provide you with a unique breadth of subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Earth.

The BSc (Hons) Geology and Physical Geography is the only degree in Wales to properly offer this combination of subjects, you will be able to combine the study Physical Geography and Geology elements that really interest you, shaping your final degree in Earth Sciences.

The Foundation course is designed for applicants who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry to the BSc (Hons) Geology and Physical Geography degree. You'll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well-structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge.

Field-trips may take you to the Pembrokeshire National Park, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and Brecon Beacons National Park. There may also be the opportunity to travel further afield, for example to the tectonically and volcanically active areas of Sicily or Greece, and mapping in locations such as France, Spain, Scotland Ireland, Thailand or Uganda. (Additional costs may apply).

BSc (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
4 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Typical A-Level Offer - EE to include a relevant Science subject but to exclude General Studies

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - N/A

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass in a relevant subject

Typical IB Offer - Pass IB Diploma or two IB Certficates at Higher level to include Science or Maths.

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Maths or Science Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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