This course provides knowledge of the main aspects of geology as a science
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This course provides knowledge of the main aspects of geology as a science through three overarching concepts which link all topics studied:
* a scientific understanding of the Earth, its evolution and its sustainable development
* the central paradigms in geology: uniformitarianism (“the present is the key to the past”); the extent of geological time; and plate tectonics
* the cycling of matter and the flows of energy into, between and within the solid Earth, the Earth’s surface, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere and the biosphere.
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.
In addition, you should have GCSE Combined Science at grade 4,4 or above. If you have taken Triple Science, a grade at 4,4,4 or above is required.
A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.
It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.
What will you learn?
Fundamentals of Geology
- F1 Elements, minerals and rocks
- F2 Surface and internal processes
- F3 Time and change
- F4 Earth structure and global tectonics
Interpreting the Geological Record
- G1 Rock forming processes
- G2 Rock deformation
- G3 Past life and past climates
- G4 Earth materials and natural resources
Geological Themes, a choice from:
- T1 Geohazards
- T2 Geological map applications
- T3 Quaternary geology
- T4 Geological evolution of Britain
- T5 Geology of the lithosphere
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
There will be fieldwork in Wales in Year 1. In Year 2, there will be the possibility of fieldwork in Tenerife or the Isle of Arran. The charge will be £300 per year or less.
How will you be assessed?
There are three exams in the second year.
You could consider degrees such as a:
- BSc (Hons) Geology
- BSc (Hons) Geology and Planetary Science
- Engineering geologist
- Geophysicist/field seismologist
- Wellsite geologist
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:51 pm