My main interests are paleontology, earthquakes/tsunamis, avalanches (especially avalanches) and volcanology.
Would these interests alone justify applying for geology?
These are not my sole reasons for applying, however as far a academics go these are certainly the biggest influences.
If I focused my PS on these points would I be at a disadvantage? Should I try to expand a little further into geology? There doesn't seem to be much else on offer other than geology. Would there be any other types of degrees that cater for these areas?
Which degree would suit me best? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 31-03-2013 21:57
- 01-04-2013 13:45
Look at courses in Physical Geography, or Earth Sciences as well as Geology.
Read several different courses descriptions for each at a variety of Universities - they will have a different content and focus. Look at the detailed unit/options descriptions for each of the three years, not just the general "this is what the course is all about" blurb.
Go to some Open Days. Doesn't have to be a a Uni you might apply to and you dont have to be applying this year to go to one.
Some suggestions to start with :
Earth Sciences at Durham : https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/undergrad/
Geology at Leicester : http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology
Geography and Geology at Exeter : http://geography.exeter.ac.uk/underg...nwall/geoggeo/Last edited by returnmigrant; 01-04-2013 at 14:05.