Fieldwork

safety training on arranFieldwork can be one of the most stimulating and enjoyable experiences of your time at the University of Leicester. Our staff are involved in field-based research worldwide, ensuring that our teaching draws on active field experience, and our carefully-designed field programme ensures that you will progress from undertaking basic field observations to synthesising complex geological histories, using both your own observations and the broad-based geological knowledge you gain in your university studies.

Costs for taught field courses that are a core part of the course are heavily subsidised by the University so that costs to you are minimal, and optional field courses and project modules involving fieldwork will have varying costs (dependent on your time away and the location you choose).

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"Fieldwork gives you a chance to put into practice the skills you learn in lectures and practicals, expand on them and ultimately to become a better geologist. It gives you a chance to meet other people on the course and develop close friendships, as well as gaining new ideas by sharing knowledge."

Lydia, Geology BSc

Geology Field Courses