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The Earth Science degree programme comprises an integrated study of the Earth and its processes with emphasis on its physical environment and resources. Also included is the study of people and their interaction with the environments in which they live. Entry is through CK404 - Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences.
The First Year course comprises modules in Geology, Geography, Earth Science, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Subsequent years further develop the studies of the Earth and the systems that have shaped and are still shaping the planet on which we live. Topics include geomorphology, biogeography, the structure of the Earth, the interactions between the various Earth systems, palaeoenvironmental analysis, engineering geology and environmental earth science. As in the Geology Degree, fieldwork forms an important component of the Earth Science Degree.
This degree programme is taught in conjunction with the School of Geography and Archaeology: The Human Environment.
The structure of the Earth Science Degree programme is detailed in The University Calendar and details of the various modules may be found under Geology, Geography and Earth Science in the UCC Book of Modules.