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University of Portsmouth, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Currently Accredited Degree Programmes

1st Degrees (Currently Accredited)

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Palaeontology
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geological Hazards
  • B.Eng. (Hons.) Engineering Geology & Geotechnics
  • B.Eng. (Hons.) Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (sandwich)

Date Reaccreditation (begins - expires): March 2014 – March 2020

  • M.Geol. Geology
  • M.Geol. Palaeontology
  • M.Geol. Geological Hazards

Date Reaccreditation (begins - expires): July 2016 - July 2022

Masters (Currently Accredited

  • MSc Engineering Geology (full time/part time)
  • MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards (full time/part time)

Date Accreditation (begins – expires): September 2011 – September 2017

Masters (Not yet Accredited)

  • Environmental Geology and Contamination (MSc)
  • Crisis and Disaster Management (MSc)
  • Coastal and Marine Resource Management (MSc)

Formerly Accredited Degree Programmes

1st Degrees (Formerly Accredited)

For students graduating from June 2003 to June 2007:

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Environmental Geoscience
For students graduating from June 2003 to June 2014:
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Palaeobiology & Evolution

For students graduating from June 2003 onwards:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geology 
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Geological Hazards 
  • B.Eng. (Hons.) Engineering Geology & Geotechnics

For students graduating from June 2013 onwards:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (sandwich)

For students graduating from June 2015 onwards:

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Palaeontology

Masters (Formerly Accredited)

For students graduating from September 2012 onwards:
  • MSc Engineering Geology (full time/part time)
  • MSc Geological and Environmental Hazards (full time/part time)


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Industrial Bursary Scheme

A number of bursaries of £1,750 per year are available to support students on the B.Eng Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (sandwich) course. The Industrial Bursary scheme is a partnership between the University of Portsmouth, industrial partners and the Geological Society. 

The scheme has a separate application process - find out more on the Portsmouth website.

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