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At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Chemistry and Geology.
The Chemistry course at Keele consistently attracts excellent student feedback and provides an innovative curriculum and high quality teaching. The variety of coursework items embedded within the course allow for the development of chemistry and transferable skills, giving our graduates excellent prospects.
You'll develop a solid foundation of chemical theory and practical skills, building to cover advanced concepts and contemporary issues in chemistry in later years. You can tailor your studies to reflect your interests, and learn how to pursue your own research. You'll have hands-on experience with state-of-the-art scientific instruments and techniques, enjoy access to dedicated IT facilities and an excellent modern teaching laboratory. You'll learn to use chemistry in problem solving, and to present your theories and findings confidently and imaginatively to your audiences through a range of media. You could even spend a semester or year abroad.
Geology examines global change over the whole lifespan of our planet. It is an applied course that studies the Earth's processes and materials, and the economic and sustainable methods of discovering and utilising its resources. There is a strong emphasis on developing fieldwork, laboratory and applied research skills.
Geology at Keele scored 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2016. The Geology course at Keele examines the Earth, its structure, formation, composition, history, processes, resources, hazards and materials. It looks at rocks, minerals and fossils, how they were formed, how they can be exploited as a resource, and what they can tell us about the history of the Earth. It also covers geological processes such as earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Geology is a practical subject with applied problem-solving laboratory classes and field courses where you will learn how to interpret and map geological features, and explore for future geological resources. This course focuses particularly on applied research skills: you will learn to collect, analyse and interpret different types of geological data, and to carry out your own research using specialist software and equipment. Furthermore, you will complete a comprehensive and integrated UK and overseas fieldwork programme with no cost options.
The many opportunities offered by the Chemistry course will equip you to confidently and skillfully pursue your chosen career. You might work in the chemical industry, research or education; you could choose to become a research scientist, toxicologist, or analytical chemist; or you could choose an allied career such as patent law or scientific writing.
Modern industrial society depends on geologists to find natural resources such as minerals, hydrocarbons, metals, aggregates and water, for designing foundations, tunnels and other engineering projects, and environmental projects such as radioactive waste disposal or carbon dioxide sequestration. You will acquire a wide range of transferable skills, including communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, and the ability to research, evaluate and synthesise information from diverse sources.
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With the largest campus in the UK, Keele University easily manages to fit everything that a student may need into a short walk away. But if do you need to go into the local towns, buses are available every 20 minutes that go all around the local areas. Because there are no large cities on your doorstep, the SU works tirelessly to put on amazing nights, including the 'Flirt' nights which are always popular. The uni is high-ranking in all the different league tables, and is one that values both education and research meaning that students are valued by well-informed professors.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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