I think i want to do exploration geology! I've been looking on facebook at some of this year's graduates and 90% of them have gone straight into exploration jobs in places like zimbabwe, australia, portugal and mauritina! Job prospects there look good!
Hey ST - did you say you're a rep for geology at soton? Is that like the social committee or what??
I wish to join!!! I am currently pursuing a Bsc for Geology in the University of the West Indies.
hay, cool west indies, you know ive always wanted to go there!!
Hope all is well. About being course rep, i was elected at the start of my first year and my job is to convey student's views about the course, fieldtrips and so on.
Anyway, i have a bit of a question that i am hoping some postgrads will be able to help me with. Basically i'm here at Soton studying for a MGeol in Geology. I'm really enjoying the course but am concerned about my fourth year. It has become increasingly apparant that my real interest lies in geochemisty. The fourth year of my degree doesn't look like it will incorporate much geochemisty, so i am considering moving to another institute and studying for a Masters as a postgraduate. This thought has caused a few questions to arise:
1) Course fees. I don't have a clue how this works. Is it still £3000 per year? Am i still entitled to a student loan?
2) Universities. I have had little luck in finding much out about Masters degrees in geochemistry (although i admit i haven't looked into it that thoroughly at this stage). Does anyone know any places that are specialists in this?
3) The future. Basically i envisage studying for a post doctorate after my masters, with this being my time to really specialise in my interest. Do you think i should just stay at Southampton, do my masters in geology and then focus on geochemistry after this stage?
Thanks very much guys!
I wouldn't say i'm thinking way ahead of myself, surely? If i decide to drop down to a BSc at Soton, then i'm going to have to be applying to uni's for my MSc next year. Time is going far too quickly! Thanks for everyone's help though, i really need to sit down and give this a long thought! I'm off on a fieldwork now (yes, it's a saturday) so i shall catch you soon!
Yes there is a physical volcanology module in the degree, im doing it next semester, which means im going to Tenerife in december!! Muhahaha, actuall volcanoes!! it was one of the main reasons I chose to study at Leicester!!
Yeah, I like to be able to understand the world around me, it enhances the appreciation!! Its not that it takes away the fascination for me, its more the morality of it!! And the way things are done!! That’s mainly because the main application of geophisics is with in that type of industry, the thing you have to remember though is that as much as that is the focus, there are less common applications and sometimes you have to put up with learning about that kind of thig before you can use it for what you want. Plus unfortuanatly that it practically the only area of geology where you can earn decent money!!
I have to say, structural is slightly different in that respect!! It doesn’t matter what types of geology your interested in, (apart from paaeo stuff), structural always has significance, not just in the hydrocarbons industry. It’s a very prominent subject in its own right, it has present day significance, ie earthquakes etc . I love it, its really interesting, and I don’t find it to hard!!
Yeah, its and independent field based project and there are always problems with plagerism, so it has to be independent!! We are paired up to work in the same area, but map, or do other projects on different area. If that makes sence. But it is most defiantly independent. Oh, I mapped in an area very close to home for personal reasons, its in Shropshire, church Stretton and the surrounding area!!
Yeah, they do have research groups in that area, also a reason why I chose to go there!! Hehe!!
If you dont mind me asking, how did they contact you for an interview? Phone, post etc?