The field is the best natural laboratory for developing a real understanding of all aspects of the subject. Led by our expert field geologist staff, field work allows you to put into practice theories learnt in lectures, seminars and lab classes.
You will become an experienced field-worker, able to apply academic knowledge and skills to a range of Earth science problems. You will develop skills, which will serve you outside of geology, such as team work and independent learning.
Plymouth provides you with opportunities for extensive overseas fieldwork. Building on UK-based fieldwork in your first year, you begin your second year with a trip to the Spanish Pyrenees. During second year fieldwork, you will hone your geological mapping skills for your final year project. Field courses are compulsory in years 1 and 2, while year 3 will see you undertake local fieldwork, with overseas options available. Your selection will reflect your geological interests, putting theory into practice in order to investigate the geological history of a region. Subsequent field trips take advantage of exceptional geological environments in order to further your field knowledge.