Geology and Geophysics at Southampton

Geology and Geophysics at Southampton

University of Southampton

Does Geology rock?

Did you become enthralled with Journey from the Centre of the Earth?  Do you want to know why volcanoes and tsunamis happen?  Discover the wonders of geology with the University of Southampton’s crack team of geoscientists – learning not only about geology on land and at sea but about how the techniques of marine geology are used in marine archaeology.

What’s it all about?

The University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science will host a Headstart course for 30 students who want to consider studying Geology and Geophysics.  Students will be staying in halls close to the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton and working from the centre on a daily basis.  NOCS is based at a purpose-built waterside campus in Southampton.

What will I be doing?

The format will be in the form of a field course, with one day involving data collection from the teaching and research vessel Callista and one day on a land geology investigation.  You will work in teams of 7 or 8 and develop a themed study of an aspect of the geological environment of the region.  The other days will be involved in planning and post collection data and sample processing, both in the geology lab and in the computer suite.

On the final afternoon each team will present their findings in a series of presentations which family and friends are welcome to attend.

Would this course suit me?

Students should be aiming to study at least two subjects from Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science or Geography at A2 level for this course.

Course code: 
SMG/375
Course dates: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 17:00 to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 16:00
(4 nights residential) Please note these are provisional dates only. To be confirmed.