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    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?
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    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/
 
 
 
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