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University of Durham, Department of Earth Sciences

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Currently Accredited Degree Programmes

1st Degrees

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology (Accredited pathway)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Geosciences
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geophysics with Geology (Accredited pathway)
  • M.Sci. (Hons.) Geoscience (Accredited pathway) (last cohort graduate in 2017)
  • B.Sc. (Joint Hons. in Natural Sciences) Earth Sciences and * (Geological Sciences route) (Accredited pathway)
  • M.Sci. (Joint Hons. in Natural Sciences) Earth Sciences and * (Geological Sciences route) (Accredited pathway)

    * – Archaeology, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics.

Date Reaccreditation (begins - expires): January 2016 – January 2022

Accredited for 6 years from January 2016:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology with a Year Abroad (Accredited Pathway) 
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Geosciences with a Year Abroad
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geophysics with Geology with a Year Abroad (Accredited Pathway)
  • M.Sci. Earth Sciences (Accredited Pathway)

Date Reaccreditation (begins - expires): January 2016 – January 2022

Formerly Accredited Degree Programmes

1st Degrees

For students graduating from June 1998 to June 2004:
  • B.Sc. (Joint Hons. in Natural Sciences) Geology and/with * (Accredited pathway)
    * Biology, Applied Physics
For students graduating from June 1998 to June 2005:
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Geology & Geophysics (Accredited pathway)

For students graduating from June 1998 to June 2010:

  • B.Sc. (Joint Hons. in Natural Sciences) Earth Sciences with *1 (Geological Sciences route) (Accredited pathway)
For students graduating from June 1998 onwards:
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology, continuing (June 2005) as B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology (Accredited pathway)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Geosciences (Accredited pathway), continuing (June 2013) as B.Sc.(Hons.) Environmental Geosciences
  • B.Sc. (JH in Natural Sciences) Geology and/with 1, continuing (June 2005) as B.Sc. (Joint Hons. in Natural Sciences) Earth Sciences and *1 (Geological Sciences route) (Accredited pathway)

    *1 – Philosophy, Physics (until June 2010); Archaeology (from 2010); Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Mathematics continuing.

For students graduating from June 2000 onwards:

  • M.Sci. (Hons) Geological Sciences, continuing (June 2005) as M.Sci. (Hons.) Geoscience (Accredited pathway)

For students graduating from June 2005 onwards:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geophysics with Geology (Accredited pathway)


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