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    Hi,

    i recently applied for geology (undergrad), and i'm happy with my degree choice and the career options it gives me. i am certain that i want to go into planetary science after im done with formal education, so naturally I looked at planetary science master's degrees in the UK. UCL has one but i'm worried because they say they want physics, astrophysics or 'related' subject areas in undergrad, even tho planetary science rly is a branch of earth sciences

    does anyone know whether geology would be considered 'related'? maybe have applied or know someone who has?

    thanks
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    Planetary Sciences normally requires a Physics background because it relies much more heavily on formal mechanics and electromagnetism than Geology.

    A Geophysics background would be ideal, but Geology may be suitable if you can develop some core physics and mathematics skills. Depending on what Geology course you end up doing, it may not provide a suitable background - although a number do have the opportunity to develop this through optional or sometimes required modules.
 
 
 
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