BSc Geophysics (F661)

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UCAS code F661
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Geophysics

On this course, you will learn about the physics that underpins the history, structure and dynamics of earth systems, and how these relate to exploration for natural resources and environmental monitoring, for example. You will explore the inaccessible parts of Earth’s interior through a range of geophysical techniques and become immersed in hands-on earth sciences from the start.

In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, physics, mathematics and computing, building your knowledge to inform your choice of third year options. Recent options have included Economic Geology, Petroleum Sedimentology, Physical Volcanology and Environmental Radioactivity. Your third year also includes an independent field and laboratory project.

We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners include Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins and EDF.

The course includes over 35 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.

All our degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between courses are possible.

View all our Geophysics courses

See a list of all Geophysics degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Geophysics - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including A in Mathematics and B in Physics
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics and 5 at Higher Level in Physics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Engineering, Engineering Science, Maths and Engineering, Science, or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. At least 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematics (excluding Statistics) and 12 graded level 3 credits in Physics with 9 at Distinction, 3 at Merit.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science or Engineering with Distinction in Physics units, plus A in A-level Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB with A in Maths and B in Physics, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics and 8.0 in Physics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. Mature applicants and those who have not followed one of the above routes of education will be invited for an interview and test.

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Geological Society for the purpose of partially meeting the experience requirement for Chartered Geologist.

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