Durham University Earth Sciences
|Mode of study||Full Time|
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A four-year Masters degree course that has been designed to provide a comprehensive and rigorous education in all aspects of Earth Sciences with the opportunity to interact with staff at the cutting-edge of scientific research. It provides the opportunity to follow the Geology (F600) or Environmental Geosciences (F630) or Geophysics with Geology (F662) for the first three years and undertake a detailed Research Project in the area of your choosing in the fourth year. The MSci Earth Sciences course incorporates a substantial amount of independent (and group) project work which will involve you in high-level quantitative investigations, in addition to advanced key skills training.
Students who have been accepted on the BSc degree courses can choose to transfer to the four-year MSci degree in Earth Sciences (F644) at the end of their second year. This will depend on your progress in the first two years.
- Principles of Earth Sciences
- Earth Materials
- Understanding Earth Sciences
- Field Studies.
- Environment and Resources
- Mathematical Methods in Geosciences
- Further Mathematics for Geoscientists
- Physics for Geoscientists
- Up to two modules from another academic department.
- Fieldwork (Geological)
- Structural Geology and Tectonics
- Sedimentary Environments
- Igneous and Metamorphic Geochemistry and Petrology
- Geophysical Methods for Geoscientists
- The Geological Evolution of the British Isles
- Water and Climate
- Modelling Earth Processes
- One module from another academic department.
- Challenges in Geodynamics I
- Earth System and Climate
- Earth Structure and Dynamics
- Petroleum Geophysics
- Sedimentary and Petroleum Systems
- Tectonics and Deformation Processes
- Environmental Geochemistry
- Earth Sciences into Schools
- Hydrogeology and Geomechanics.
- Research Project
- Frontiers in Earth Science
- Earth Science Field Seminar
- Earth Sciences into Society.