Geophysics (Geology) BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Geophysics (Geology) BSc (Hons)

This degree provides high-level training in geophysics with supporting geology, and including fundamental university training in physics and mathematics.
This programme is particularly strong for careers in interpretation and processing of geophysical data, and research areas related to geological applications. Transfer to a Geology degree is possible up to the end of Year One. This degree is accredited by the Geological Society of London, satisfying the requirements of Fellowship and Chartered Geologist status.
The programme covers core topics in geology, geophysics and phy...

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Course Information

Study Mode



3 Years

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Main Site

Course Address
The Foundation Building
Brownlow Hill
L69 7ZX

Application Details

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Access to HE Diploma


45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in each of Physics and Mathematics. Students will be invited to attend an interview. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C/4 also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


33 including Higher Level Physics and Mathematics and no score less than 4

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


D*DD in relevant Diploma, students will be invited to attend an interview

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


including H2 or above in Physics and Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade 4/C required. Applicants with equivalent qualifications or who do not meet these GCSE requirements will be considered on an individual basis according to their circumstances.

Scottish Advanced Higher


Including Physics and Mathematics

Extended Project


Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

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


Accepted including two A levels at AB (including Physics and Mathematics)

A level


Including Physics and Mathematics For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

T Level

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