Applied geologists use their understanding of Earth materials and processes for economic and social benefit.
This course will allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of geological processes and products, and then to focus on whether these products form economically important resources (eg hydrocarbons, mineral deposits, aggregates etc). Geological factors are also vitally important influences on other key resources such as groundwater reservoirs. Our societies continue to rely on applied geologists to find all of the resources we need. In addition to helping society to locate and manage its resources in this way, applied geologists are also responsible for assessing the engineering and hydrogeological properties of Earth materials. Their geotechnical expertise is essential in undertaking major construction projects, such as the Channel Tunnel, since such projects require knowledge of the Earth system's response. The strong practical flavour of this course, coupled with the industrial and consultancy experience of many of our staff, ensure that our applied geology degree will equip you for a successful career in the geosciences industries.
Students are able to follow a route through this course for which all compulsory residential fieldwork costs are met from tuition fees. Some fieldwork options may require additional funding from students.