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Hi my name is Anna and I'm going into year 13 in September. In the future I would either like to be a seismologist or get a job in international disaster relief. I was wondering what university course would be best suited to these jobs. Also I was considering a degree apprenticeship but I can't find any in this field. I was wondering if I could get a degree apprenticeship for these jobs or is it best to go down just the university path. Thank you in advance I really appreciate all your help.
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You'd most probably need to go to University and get a PhD to have the best shot possible. Normally degrees in Earth Science, Geophysics, Geology, etc. are the way to go. But you can usually do Natural Sciences degrees which allow you to tailor your modules to exactly what you want to get out of your degree. Check the link, below:

https://nationalcareers.service.gov....s/seismologist
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Thank you very much, this is really helpful.
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Earth Science , Geology or Geophysics - a 'wide' first degree will introduce you to many different areas of study and give you a broader base knowledge.
Bristol - http://www.bristol.ac.uk/earthsciences/courses/u-grad/
Durham - https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments...raduate-study/
Portsmouth - https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses...gy#search-form

Career info here - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/geophysicist
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If you’re interested in disaster relief then look for earth science/geophysics degrees with optional modules in environmental geology and environmental science
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(Original post by AnnaLouise04)
Hi my name is Anna and I'm going into year 13 in September. In the future I would either like to be a seismologist or get a job in international disaster relief. I was wondering what university course would be best suited to these jobs. Also I was considering a degree apprenticeship but I can't find any in this field. I was wondering if I could get a degree apprenticeship for these jobs or is it best to go down just the university path. Thank you in advance I really appreciate all your help.
Hi Anna,

I study earth and ocean science down at Southampton, I think a degree and then additional post-grad studies would be the best route going off what my peers all do. With seismology, you'll need a degree in an earth science such as geology or geophysics - I know in Southampton's geophysics degree you can select modules on international's disasters so this might appeal to you! Maybe have a look through our website at the Earth Science degrees we offer, and their modules throughout the three years and see what you think! Different unis will offer different modules and degrees so its worth having a look around too!

Do you mind me asking what a-levels you study? With international disaster relief, I think there's a lot of different ways you could approach it, for example as a scientist working on 'what went wrong' or predicting them, or in a humanitarian effort providing aid - for the latter you might want to think about a degree in political science or something similar!

Have you any other questions I might be able to help with?
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For Disaster Relief / Development / NGO work you'll need a degree like one of these -
International Development - http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-st...velopment.aspx
International Disaster Management - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...ourse-details/
Emergency and Disaster Management - https://www.wlv.ac.uk/schools-and-in...er-management/
Environmental Science with Hazards and Disasters - https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergrad...ards-disaster/
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Thank you so much!
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Thank you all for your help!
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Thank you for your help, I will have a look into them.
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Hi Anna,

I study earth and ocean science down at Southampton, I think a degree and then additional post-grad studies would be the best route going off what my peers all do. With seismology, you'll need a degree in an earth science such as geology or geophysics - I know in Southampton's geophysics degree you can select modules on international's disasters so this might appeal to you! Maybe have a look through our website at the Earth Science degrees we offer, and their modules throughout the three years and see what you think! Different unis will offer different modules and degrees so its worth having a look around too!

Do you mind me asking what a-levels you study? With international disaster relief, I think there's a lot of different ways you could approach it, for example as a scientist working on 'what went wrong' or predicting them, or in a humanitarian effort providing aid - for the latter you might want to think about a degree in political science or something similar!

Have you any other questions I might be able to help with?
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Hello lottie,

Thank you so much for your help. I'm taking environmental science, geography, politics and level 3 mathematical studies. When I started my A levels in September I had no idea what I wanted to do in the future. So I chose subjects that I really enjoy. Now I know what area I would like to go into in the future it's making it more difficult as not all university accept these A levels for some of the course I have been looking into. I have been looking at Environmental Geoscience which most university that offer it do allow my a levels. I find it really interesting and does offer modules in geophysics, earthquake seismolgy and hazards. As well I have been looking at this course which is offered at Southampton. Which also has modules that include geohazards and exploration geophysics.
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