BSc (Hons) Geology with Ocean Science
Broaden your geological horizons by exploring the connection between the Earth and its marine and nearshore environments. Geoscientists and ocean scientists play a critical role in shaping the future of our planet. Our joint honours degree covers theoretical and practical aspects of geology, oceanography and coastal processes to help address critical sustainability challenges on land, in the ocean and in coastal regions.
Our new modules explore geohazards and risk, clean energy transitions, and long term environmental change. Students gain specialist academic, international fieldwork and laboratory skills providing a springboard to an exciting and diverse range of careers.
2020 NSS results for our Earth Science degrees including BSc (Hons) Geology with Ocean Science
- 97% of students felt that staff were good at explaining things.
- 94% of students agreed the course was intellectually stimulating.
- 94% of students were satisfied overall with the quality of the course.
- 96% of students felt they had been able to access course-specific resources (e.g., equipment, facilities, software and collections) when needed.
Scholarships for outstanding applicantsThe School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences’ scholarship scheme recognises and rewards students joining our degree courses who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021*
The University of Plymouth has been ranked 23rd among institutions globally for its contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals*. In the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies, sustainability is at the heart of our research and teaching. From sustainable cities, affordable and clean energy, to climate policy, biodiversity, and natural hazards, our academic staff work with partners locally and overseas to help understand, communicate and solve fundamental and pressing sustainability challenges.