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Geology is one of the principal degrees taken by students within the Biological, Earth & Environmental (CK404) stream.
The First Year course comprises modules in Geology, Geography, Earth Science, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
In the Second and Third years there are a series of courses which are designed to cover all the main branches of geology. Field work forms an integral aspect of all Geology courses at UCC. In the summer of the Third Year a major field-based research project is undertaken with students spending six weeks making an independent geological map of an area of their choice, in Ireland or abroad.
In the Fourth Year students study Geology only. Several aspects of Geology are treated up to specialised levels. In addition, students write up the project work undertaken in the summer of Third Year. This forms an important component of the final assessment. There are field classes during the year and a long field trip abroad during the Easter vacation.
This degree programme is taught by the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences and the structure of the Geology Degree programme is detailed in The University Calendar. Details of the various modules may be found under Geology in the UCC Book of Modules.