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Geology

Honours

Geology is an extremely diverse science that deals with the study of the Earth as a complex system, including its composition, structure, origin and evolution of life, environments, global climate and sea level changes, natural hazards and sea exploration.

The combination of geology with other disciplines such as geography, geophysics, archaeology, biology, chemistry, computing, engineering, economics and law can lead to many specialisations.

About honours

The honours year represents the bridge between undergraduate studies (which are content-driven) and postgraduate studies (which are research-driven).

During honours, you will undertake a major research project on a specialised topic in geology under the direction of a supervisor (and sometimes a co-supervisor), submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake such coursework units as required. You can either develop your own research topic or become part of a larger research project already happening in the school.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Geology: completion of 36 credit points of project work and 12 credit points of coursework.

Further details about honours can be found on the ScienceĀ honoursĀ page.

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