The Geophysical Sciences MGeophys, BSc is a four-year Integrated Masters degree with a year spent in New Zealand, Canada or the USA, experiencing geological settings that don’t exist in the UK.
If you have a strong interest in geophysics research this degree may be for you. It draws on the expertise and active research of one of the UK’s largest teams of academic geophysicists. You’ll study all aspects of geophysics, such as exploration for hydrocarbons and mineral deposits, monitoring natural hazards, investigating the interior of the Earth and other planets, and measuring the movement and deformation of the Earth's tectonic plates. We also teach analytic and numeracy skills highly valued by geophysics companies, research institutions, and financial and government departments.
You’ll have access to outstanding facilities and will apply your knowledge in the real world through hands-on learning and national and international field trips.
The year abroad
A year in New Zealand, Canada or the USA can add real value to your degree, broadening your academic horizons and demonstrating a high degree of independence – attributes highly valued by prospective employers.
Your Year Abroad is fully integrated into your course, so it counts towards your final degree classification, and you take only Masters-level modules during your fourth and final year. Leeds was the first university in the UK to introduce the fully integrated international study year abroad and we have many years’ experience of working with internationally renowned institutions in North America and Australasia.
Help with your costs
Accommodation and travel for costs for all compulsory fieldwork are covered by the School.
A top 10 university for Earth and Marine Sciences
Leeds is one of the Top 10 Universities in the country for Earth and Marine Sciences (The Guardian League Table 2016).
If you study in our School of Earth and Environment you’ll join one of the largest and most vibrant schools in the country.
Excellent relationships with industry
We attract industry sponsorship and maintain excellent relationships with major companies in the sector, such as BP and GETECH. Their developing commercial requirements inform and influence the development of our course content.
We want to help you make the most of your time at Leeds. Read more in Student experience.
This course has been accredited by The Geological Society of London, the recognised professional body for geoscientists. Accreditation by the industry body enhances your CV and can help you stand out from the crowd.
An accredited degree is the first step to becoming a Chartered Geologist, an increasingly important professional qualification.
“The first year provided a sound foundation of maths courses and an introduction to all fields of Geophysics.” Read more Emma Doyle, MGeophys Geophysical Sciences