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Field trips

Fieldwork is an essential part of of our undergraduate programme.  Our field trips are designed to provide a wide range of practical experience in geology and geophysics, not only in the measuring and mapping of rocks, but also first-hand exposure to the underlying processes.

Students complete up to 55 days of field training throughout the course, including their 4-6 week independent mapping project in the summer after 2nd year.

First year field trips

  • Ketton Quarry: half day in the Michaelmas Term
  • Isle of Arran: one week in the Easter break

Second year field trips

  • Cumbria: 10 days at the end of the Summer break prior to second year
  • Southwest England: 10 days in the Easter break

Third year field trips

  • Isle of Skye: 12 days at the beginning of the Summer break prior to third year
  • Greece: 9 days at the beginning of the Christmas break

Fourth year field trips

  • Spain: 8 days in the Easter break