Geology | Master's degree | Science | On Campus | 4 years | Cardiff University | United Kingdom
Geologists study the minerals and rocks that form the solid Earth, the processes that occur on and within our planet, and the evolution of life on its surface.
To find solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our planet today we need to understand the Earth’s history and processes. Geologists study the minerals and rocks that form the solid Earth, the processes that occur on and within our planet, and the evolution of life on its surface. They use their knowledge of past climates and hazards to understand and address the challenges we face from issues like climate change and natural disasters.
On our Geology course you will explore how rocks and minerals are formed, how animals evolve over geological time, what causes earthquakes and volcanoes and how the science of Geology impacts on our lives today. You will develop skills in fieldwork, data capture, analysis and confident decision making. We’ve worked with industry to design our degree so you graduate with the specialist skills needed to be a professional geologist.
We make the most of our location and take regular field trips in South Wales to explore how geology impacts on the landscapes and the industry of the region, as well as overseas trips to places such as Spain and Cyprus.