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GEOLOGY (GRADUATE CERTIFICATE)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £2100.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub-disciplines. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we aim to provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences.

Topics include: Earth system science; major geoscience paradigms; temporal and spatial scales; Earth structure, materials and processes; terminology, nomenclature and classification, and practical knowledge; awareness of and informed concern for Earth science issues.

This is an undergraduate-level qualification that will prepare you for postgraduate study. Graduate Certificates/Diplomas typically take one to two years to complete and are made up of two, three or four modules at final-year undergraduate degree level (worth 60, 90 or 120 credits).

Geology is an area of active research across a wide range of sub-disciplines. Through our modular course structure and use of web-based material for distance learning, we aim to provide up-to-date reviews of research topics across most aspects of the earth and planetary sciences. Topics include: Earth system science; major geoscience paradigms; temporal and spatial scales; Earth...

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Course Content

You choose four 15-credit option modules to a total of 60 credits over two years. Please note that advanced modules are usually taught in alternate years and will not be available every year.

You can choose three 15-credit modules taken from Years 3 and 4 of the BSc Geology degree.

OPTION MODULES

  • Assessed Field Techniques 3
  • Assessed Field Techniques 4
  • Earth's Resources and Raw Materials
  • Environmental Isotopes
  • Exploration and Modelling of Planetary Interiors
  • Geological Hazards
  • Metamorphic Processes
  • Palaeoclimatology
  • Palaeoecology
  • Remote Sensing and Planetary Surfaces
  • Structural Geology II
  • Vertebrate Palaeontology
  • Volcanism in the Solar System

You choose four 15-credit option modules to a total of 60 credits over two years. Please note that advanced modules are usually taught in alternate years and will not be available every year. You can choose three 15-credit modules taken from Years 3 and 4 of the BSc Geology degree. OPTION MODULES Assessed Field Techniques...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£2100.00

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Entry Requirements

Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Certificate of Higher Education in Geology or previous study to that level. INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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