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 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.
2021 NSS results for our Earth science degrees
- 88% of students were satisfied overall with the quality of the course
- 96% of students thought that staff were good at explaining things
- 93% of students felt that staff made the subject interesting
- 93% of students agreed that the course was intellectually stimulating
- 91% of students agreed that they have been able to contact staff 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.
New course structure for 2022
Earth science skills and expertise are critical to tackle today’s challenges of global environmental change. Ranging from locating and extracting the raw materials needed for a green energy transition to understanding climate history through time, the Earth sciences play an active role and provide crucial perspectives. We have recently updated our course structure to reflect the changing demands.
On this webpage you will find more information about our current course structure, alternatively find out more information on the updated course which will start in September 2022.