Additional fieldwork and equipment costs

In addition to normal study costs (books, stationery, printing etc.), we also supply laboratory coats and kits and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

There may also be costs relating to residential fieldwork.  The Faculty runs an extensive fieldwork programme which is an exciting feature of our courses. These vary in cost according to the location and the length of the field course. Below is a list of fieldtrips which ran in the 2013/14 academic year. Please note that several programmes run a compulsory residential field course.

Our fieldwork

Where the field course is a compulsory part of the programme, the transport, accommodation and the majority of food costs are paid by the Faculty.

There will be additional costs if you choose an optional field course. Occasionally, you will be expected to make your own way to a departure point – for example, when a field course is starting at the end of a vacation and it is more practical to meet at an airport rather than in Plymouth.

Students undertaking a field-based course are expected to have appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear.

Fieldwork Programme for 2015/2016 Academic Year

In addition to field days, the Faculty runs an extensive residential fieldwork programme both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The programme does change to respond to academic developments but the schedule below shows those which ran in 2014/15.  

Programme Date  Location 2015/16 cost to student

Animal Behaviour and Welfare stage 1 April South Devon Zero

Animal Behaviour and Welfare stage 2 April Netherlands Zero*

Biological Sciences stage 1 April South Devon Zero 

Biological Sciences stage 2​ September​ Azores   Zero

Conservation Biology stage 1 March​ Spain   Zero

Conservation Biology stage 2 December Mexico Zero

Environmental Science stage 1 October Slapton Zero

Environmental Science stage 2 March Malaysia £790

Environmental Science stage 2 March Cornwall Zero 

Environmental Science stage 2 March Malta £378

Environmental Science stage 2 October Dartmoor Zero

Geography and PPG students​ May​ Belize   £550* 

Geography and PPG students​ May​ Portugal £385*

Geography and PPG students​ May​ Sweden £420*

Geography and PPG students​ May​ USA £450*

Geography and Physical Geography and Geology stage 2 March Ireland Zero

Geography stage 1​ October​ Bath   Zero

Geography stage 2 September Brittany or Ireland Zero

MSc Geography stage 1 October St Ives Zero

Geology stage 1 October East Devon and Cornwall Zero

Geology, Applied Geol, MGeol and Geology with Ocean Science May Pembrokeshire Zero
MGeol stage 4 April Death Valley £820

MGeol stage 2 May Westward Ho! Zero

Geosciences stage 3/4 April Sicily £460

Physical Geography and Geology stage 2 May Spain Zero 

Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology stage 1 April   Roscoff   Zero

Marine Biology and Oceanography stage 2​ March​ Sweden   £374.11

Marine Biology stage 2 September Portugal Zero

Navigation and Maritime Science May Dartmoor Zero
Ocean Science September South Africa Zero*  

*students book their own flights