Earth Sciences
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Undergraduate Programme Overview


Our undergraduate Earth Science programme combines observational and field skills with the necessary scientific background. All courses aim to develop critical thinking and improve your problem-solving toolkit. You will be taught essential skills to understand the earth as a system and its related processes. We also strive to develop team work and provide you with sound communication skills. ​​ ​



How to find further information on the BSc programme in Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences offers a BSc in Earth Sciences either within the Applied Earth Science stream or within the Geo-environmental Science stream with a minimum duration of three years. Both streams lead to an Honours programme in Earth Sciences as a fourth year. The programme consists of prescribed curricula (combinations of subjects that can be followed to obtain a degree) that involve both compulsory and elective subjects. The BSc programme in Earth Sciences is offered as part of the Physical Sciences by the Faculty of Science. 

For more information regarding the curriculum for our BSc programme in Earth Sciences read the Faculty's Calender (Undergraduate Earth Sciences is on page 64.)

You can also find more information on the course structure​, subject contents and field trips​ to get a better idea of the programme on this website.

Our programme is a selection programme. See information on selection and contact details for questions here​.

Earth Sciences belongs to the Science faculty - ​please see their website for information relevant to undergraduate students​.

 How to apply for BSc Earth Sciences?

This site has all the information on applications, fees, bursaries and accomodation. 

See you at Earth Sciences !