Programme costs

Please note: This information is relevant for students entering from 2012/13 onwards only.

This page aims to outline the additional costs, over and above the tuition fee, that undergraduate students will experience whilst studying for a Geology programme.

This information is based on advice from students studying in 2011/12 and has been reviewed by student representatives for the course on an annual basis. This page is intended to be a useful resource to prospective and new students, therefore please do feed through any further suggestions through your departmental SSLC.

Field work

  • Travel and accommodation: for all new entrants from 2012/13 you will not be required to pay towards attendance on compulsory field trips. If a choice of field trips is available, you may be required to pay a contribution for some locations. Similarly, if you choose to participate in additional, optional field trips then you may be required to contribute to the cost.
  • Clothing: you will need to purchase warm and waterproof outdoor field clothing, suitable footwear and carry equipment. For all new entrants from 2012/13, the cost of purchasing any essential personal protection items, such as safety goggles and hard hats will be covered by the College.
  • Field equipment such as notebooks, pencils, compass-clinometers may also be required


It is not necessary for you to purchase the books required for the programmes, as there are sufficient copies in the library. 

Printing Costs

On occasion you will be required to print assessed coursework professionally, e.g. posters associated with module CSM3042 (Industrial Placement and Project) which can cost upwards of £10.  You may also be required to have certain project ring bound through the Reprographics Unit.

Summer vacation project

Module CSM3379 requires you to complete a project involving a minimum of 28 days data collection. The destination of the field work is your own choice. All accommodation, travel and subsistence costs will need to be met during this period.