International Field Geosciences (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About International Field Geosciences at University College Cork

Overview

The BSc International Field Geosciences (IFG) is a joint Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree that focuses on the documentation, interpretation and synthesis of critical geological issues in the field.

The degree rests upon a backbone of existing modules that are the foundation of current geology courses at UCC and the University of Montana, complemented by an emphasis on the development of field-based learning in an intercultural setting.

Course Details

The core curriculum is identical to that required for the existing BSc Geology at UCC. Upon successful completion of Year 1 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciencesexaminations, students will apply to undertake the BSc in International Field Geosciences.

Year 1 Modules (5 credits each):

BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution;

BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals;

BL1005 Habitats and Ecosystems;

CM1003 Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists;

ER1006 Applied Earth Systems;

EV1002 The Environment;

GL1001 Introduction to Geology;

GL1004 Geological Evolution of Ireland;

GG1010 Introduction to Physical Geography;

MA1001 Calculus for Science Part 1;

PY1009 Physics for the Environmental Sciences I

Year 2 Modules:

Core

Crystallography, Optics and Mineralogy; Sedimentological Processes and Sedimentary Petrology; Geohazards and Research Skills; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Easter Field Course; Structural Geology; Fossils as Living Organisms

Electives

The Atmospheric Environment; Biogeography; Coastal and Marine Geomorphology; Quarternary Environments and Geomorphology; French; German; Spanish

Year 3 Modules

Spent abroad at the University of Montana.

Year 4 Modules:

Core

Geology Mapping Project or Research Project; Advanced Field Geosciences or Crustal Evolution of NW England

Electives

Practical Offshore Marine Science; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Micropaleontology and Palynology; Applied Geophysics; Advanced Igneous Processes; Economic Geology; Geological Work Placement; Exceptional Glimpses of Ancient Life; Geochemistry; Advanced Structural Geology; Evolution for Geologists; Stratigraphy; Geological Map Interpretation; Petroleum Geology and Basin Analysis

See College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK404

Course Title: International Field Geosciences

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK404

Entry Points: CK404: 2016: 430. Points may vary each year.

Course Practicalities

You will attend lectures and practicals and participate in field trips.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays,assessed practical exercises, field reports, multiple-choice questionnaires, assessed presentations and project work. The range of assessments provides a broad skills-base of relevance to futureemployment.

Examination of the approved modules taken at the Universities of Potsdam and Montana are undertaken at the host institutions.

Application Procedure

Refer to CK404.

Further Contact Information

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

T: +353(0)21 490 4650

E: bees@ucc.ie

W: http://bees.ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK404

Entry Points: CK404: 2016: 430. Points may vary each year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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