Independent Study Field-Based Project
All BSc (Hons) Geology students undertake a fieldwork-based project, which will include at least 24 full days of fieldwork, to satisfy the requirements of Geological Society accreditation. In order to maximise your potential, you are encouraged to spend a minimum of 5 weeks in the field. Joint honours students are not required to spend the same amount of time in the field, but are encouraged to do so.
Typically you will investigate the geology of a particular area by collecting a significant body of primary data during the field season (including the production of a 1:10,000 geological map). Staff approved project areas will allow you to undertake a project in the geological field of your choice. Project areas are not restricted to the UK. The experience of organizing yourself to work in an unfamiliar area is looked on very favourably by employers.