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Clearing 2017 via Kingston University
Clearing 2017 via Kingston University

Geology BSc(Hons): Field trips

Find out about the opportunities for field trips as part of this course

Fieldwork is an important part of this course. It deepens your understanding of the subject and brings it to life in an exciting way. During the three-year course, you will attend at least four residential field courses to destinations in the UK and abroad. You will learn how to problem-solve in the field and practice key field techniques.

Year 1

Field trip in South West EnglandSouth West England

This week-long field trip takes place around Easter. You'll explore Cretaceous and Jurassic shallow marine sediments in Dorset and visit the mineralised granites of Cornwall. This course will also enable you to describe and interpret large-scale geological structures such as folds and faults. You'll be taught how to map these features around the picturesque Lulworth Cove.

In addition to the South West England trip, you will also make a number of day trips to places such as Folkestone and the South Downs to learn about the local geology around Kingston.

Year 2

Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Early on in your second year, you will be taken on your second residential field course to Pembrokeshire in South Wales. Here you'll get to study tectonics (the processes affecting the structure of the Earth's crust) and sedimentary rocks. You'll learn about the Variscan Event – a mountain building event that happened more than 300 million years ago and that resulted in the formation of mountains similar to the present-day Himalayas!

South East Spain

Around Easter time, you'll visit the Betic Mountains along the Mediterranean coast of SE Spain. This two week-long trip is based in the coastal town of Mojacar. You'll have the opportunity to learn about the incredible range of geological phenomena that have led to the formation of this active mountain belt. This course will also provide you with excellent training for field mapping.

Field trip in Rodalquilar, Spain

Year 3

Cyprus

The final field trip takes place in November of your third year. It looks at the fascinating and complex geological evolution of the Eastern Mediterranean during the last 100 million years. You will explore the magmatic evolution of Earth's oceans in the Troodos Mountains – an area that represents a fragment of the former Tethys Ocean now largely lost to the actions of plate tectonics. You'll learn how to 'read' the sedimentary record to unravel what has happened to this small island. In addition to this, you will get to learn how these geological events led to the formation of economically important deposits across the island.

Cyprus

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0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

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Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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Clearing hotline

0800 0483 334*

If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

+44 20 8328 1149

*Calls are free from a landline. Mobile charges may apply – please check with your provider.

Contact us

Admissions team

Location

This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

View Penrhyn Road on our Google Maps
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