This degree is for those who are passionate about geology, especially those with a particular interest in applied engineering or environmental geosciences. It immerses you in geological sciences, enriched by selected elements of physical geography which reflect the present-day expression of geological processes. You will gain a firm grasp of the fundamental aspects of hard and soft rock geology before the focus of the degree shifts to applied geology and, in particular, environmental, engineering and extractive geology. The physical geography element of the programme can be selected to support your geological and personal interest and may include, for example, coastal and fluvial geomorphology, weather and climate, soils and natural hazards.
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A wide range of assessment strategies are used which are consistent with the practices and requirements that graduates will need in the workplace. Modules are assessed by coursework or a mixture of coursework and examination. Exams never count for more than 60% of the total mark for modules that include an examination. Coursework assignments include laboratory reports, practical portfolios, project reports, field notebooks and oral presentations.
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Great place, with so many friendly people! There's loads to do, no matter what you’re into – you can hike in the Lake District or go down to the lovely beach in Sefton, or party in Liverpool or Manchester, all of which is less than half an hour away on trains or via cheap taxis. Ormskirk is a little small, but that’s the only problem! The teachers are incredibly supportive and friendly, and you'll have access to loads of helpful resources on your course.
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