University of Hull Geology

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University of Hull Geology

University of Hull Geology

Northwestern Scotland is a classic geological mapping destination

UCAS code F600

BSc Geology at Hull is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of the geological processes that operate on and underneath the Earth’s surface. You will study the full range of Earth science disciplines, acquiring fundamental knowledge of the origins of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks; plate tectonics and structural geology; palaeontology and evolution; sedimentology; geophysics; natural hazards including volcanoes and earthquakes; and natural resources such as oil, gas, minerals, and renewable energies.

Fieldwork skills are among the most important for a qualified geologist, and are highly prized by industry. We place great importance on field training and you will complete 60-70 days’ fieldwork during your degree. Most students and staff find this one of the most enjoyable aspects of the subject, and getting outdoors is a great way to socialise as well as develop your practical skills. Our field locations include nearby areas of classic geology such as the Yorkshire Coast and the Lake District, and you will also enjoy overseas destinations that typically include Spain, Tenerife, Malta, Iceland, and Ireland. As with all of our degrees, all core field courses are free! Your field training will enable you to become an independent geologist that can understand and produce geological maps. The cornerstone of all geology degrees is 30+ days of independent geological mapping in a location of your choice. Why learn mapping? The November 2013 issue of “Geoscientist” (vol. 23, no. 10) points out that “A challenge for industry is to find staff with quality field skills. Today the better universities are still teaching good field mapping… Industry will always need their graduates” (p. 21). At Hull we engage in small group teaching led by research-active field geoscientists who can provide you with that “good field mapping” experience.