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What is the subject of Geology?

Geology means to find knowledge of the land and how the land came to be. It is the science and study of the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth.

In other words geology describes the structure of the Earth on and beneath its surface, and the processes that have shaped that structure. It also provides tools to determine the relative and absolute ages of rocks found in a given location, and also to describe the histories of those rocks.

As a geology student, you will learn about a range of topics such as the origins and development of landscapes, earthquakes, volcanoes, sustainability, glaciers, water composition and processes, floods, groundwater flow, the interaction between humans and the planet, and dinosaur evolution.

Why should I study Geology?

If you want to know more about the Earth’s composition, how it can sustain life and what we must do to manage its resources, Geology could be the subject for you. Furthermore, it combines topics from chemistry, physics, biology and geography in order to understand the wonders of the planet.

Last but certainly not least, there is currently a shortage of well-trained geoscientists and the demand keeps growing. If you like science, are fascinated by the natural world, and like working outdoors, you should consider geology as a possible career path.

How can Geology help me in my career?

Most geologist jobs involve a combination of fieldwork, laboratory and office work, and career growth perspectives often involve some management responsibilities.

Geology graduates have the potential to work in a number of branches of geology, such as:

  • Geochemistry. The study of the chemical processes which form and shape the Earth. It includes the study of the cycles of matter and energy which transport the Earth’s chemical components and the interaction of these cycles with the hydrosphere and the atmosphere.

  • Oceanography. The study of the composition and motion of the water column and the processes which are responsible for that motion. The principal oceanographic processes influencing continental shelf waters include waves and tides as well as wind-driven and other oceanic currents.

  • Paleontology. The study of fossils and what they reveal about the history of our planet. In marine environments, microfossils collected within layers of sediment cores provide a rich source of information about the environmental history of an area.

  • Sedimentology. The study of sediment grains in marine and other deposits, with a focus on physical properties and the processes which form a deposit. Deposition is a geological process where geological material is added to a landform.

Additional fields include environmental geology and geosciences, pollution control, water supplies, hydrogeology, volcanology, glacial geology and many more.

Furthermore, people with knowledge in geology can further specialise and work in various sectors including conservation and museums, the oil and gas industries, mining, engineering, education and more.

How much do Geology lessons cost?

Geology lessons can start from around £18, and some tutors or teachers offer a first trial lesson free.

There are many tutors, teachers, instructors and service providers of varying experience and expertise, therefore the price can vary greatly. You must factor in location, the level of study for each course, your commitment and the length of lessons.

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