The following qualifications are available through the Geology Department.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))
- Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
- Master of Science (MSc) in Geology(General information about MSc only)
- Master of Science (MSc) in Geophysics
- Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science
- Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Applied Geology (General information about MAppSc only)
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
The Diploma for Graduates is an academically integrated course of study, designed for graduates and others with equivalent qualifications or experience, who require additional training or training in another discipline, without the necessity to undertake another full degree course; or who wish to extend their knowledge of an area of study or bring it up to date; or who wish to satisfy the requirements for a second major subject additional to the one included in the first degree.
The diploma may be taken in any subject or combination of subjects which constitute a coherent and integrated academic programme, taking into account the prior qualifications and experience of the candidate concerned. The papers to be included shall be decided in consultation with the Course Director and the Heads of the Departments concerned.
Further information about the Diploma for Graduates is available elsewhere on the University website.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Candidate for this degree must have qualified with the degree of Master of Science, or with the degree of Bachelor of Science with First or Second Class Honours, or with the Postgraduate Diploma in Science with Credit (i.e. at the standard of First or Second Class Honours) or, in the case of graduates of other universities, have reached a standard deemed to be equivalent to one of these qualifications. Candidates for PhD are required to pursue a course of full-time advanced study and research for at least two and a half years, or part-time work (combined perhaps with demonstrator duties) for a rather longer time period. In practice, candidates in geology seldom complete in less than three years.
Further information about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available elsewhere on the University website.