Geophysics BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Geophysics BSc (Hons)

This broad-based programme provides a complete study of the physics of the solid Earth and its constituent materials, and of its atmosphere, oceans and ice sheets, leading to a firm foundation in geology, geological fieldwork, physics, mathematics and computing. The programme is fully accredited by the Geological Society of London.

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

Start Date



Main Site

Course Address
Gower Street

Application Details

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


Mathematics and Physics required. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Access to HE Diploma


Pass in Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, all from Level 3 units. Please note, where subject specific requirements are stipulated at A level we may review your Access to HE syllabus to ensure you meet the subject specific requirements prior to a final decision being communicated.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics and Physics, with no score lower than 5. The programme will accept either 'Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches' or 'Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation' at higher level. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Scottish Advanced Higher


(or AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher). Mathematics and Physics required at Advanced Higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Mathematics and Physics required.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAB, including Mathematics and Physics.

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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £35,000

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