School of Environment


BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences or Geophysics

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a one year programme that provides advanced coursework as well as independent research opportunities. The BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences and BSc(Hons) are 120 point programmes normally completed over one year for full time students, or two years for part time study. The programmes are normally commenced in the First Semester.

All students who are intending to enrol in a BSc(Hons) programme must have their programme of study approved by the relevant Postgraduate Adviser who can also answer queries: Advice for postgraduate students

BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences entry requirements


Students who wish to take a BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences will need to have:

  • Fulfilled the requirements for a BSc
  • Completed a major in Earth Sciences, Geography, or Geology
  • Completed at least 90 points at Stage III
  • Completed at least 45 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences or Geology courses or GEOG 330, 331, 334, 351, 360 or equivalent
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BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences programme structure


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BSc(Hons) in Geophysics entry requirements


Students who wish to take a BSc(Hons) in Earth Sciences will need to have:

  • Fulfilled the requirements for a BSc
  • Completed at least 90 points at Stage III
  • Completed at least 45 points from EARTHSCI 361, GEOLOGY 361, GEOPHYS 330-361 or equivalent
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BSc(Hons) in Geophysics programme structure


The programme in Geophysics is designed for those wanting to take courses across the breadth of geophysics. Students wishing to complete a BSc(Hons) in Geophysics should structure their degree as follows:

At least one course from the following:

Plus 75 points from approved 700 level courses in applied Mathematics, Geology, Geophysics or Physics (see options below) and:

  • GEOPHYS 789: Honours Dissertation in Geophysics

Selected courses may typically include:

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