Geophysics with Geology BSc (Hons)

Durham University

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UCAS CODE F662
Geophysics is the application of physical principles to the study of the structure and dynamics of the Earth and increasingly other planets. Geophysics has many practical applications and forms an essential part of the economic exploitation for hydrocarbon and mineral resources. Geophysicists are also involved with assessing and mitigating natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis. The Geophysics with Geology programme shows academic progression from the first year... READ MORE

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Full time | Trevelyan College | 3 Years | 28-SEP-20

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2019 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
36th / 131
CompUniGuide ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
6th
CompUniGuide subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2019
5th

Start date and duration

Start date
28-SEP-20
Full Time
3 Years

Earth Sciences

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 95 = 5% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

2:1 or above
2:1 or above
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Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Employment rate
Employment rate
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Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2018

Earth Sciences graduate salary at this uni
£19,000
UK Earth Sciences graduate salary
£20,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, July 2019

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Earth Sciences

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Geography
62%
Mathematics
61%
Chemistry
53%
Biology
40%
Physics
37%

Tuition fees

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Students from Other UK
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£9,250 per year
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Students from England Students from England
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Scotland Students from Scotland
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Wales Students from Wales
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£9,250 per year
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Students from Channel Islands
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£9,250 per year
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Students from EU EU Students
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£24,300 per year
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04 Apr 14

Geophysics with Geology BSc (Hons)

I think Durham is an outstanding university. The students enjoy a very high standard of living and the university is...

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Student rating ( 2.7) 3 reviews

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Student rating ( 4.2) 864 reviews

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Where you'll study

Durham University

Elvet Hill Road
Durham
DH1 3LN United Kingdom Nearest train station: Durham  0.6 miles away

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