Greene's Geoscience Diploma

The Greene's Geoscience Diploma course is a unique liberal arts approach to the study of our planet.  It can be an alternative to A level study and allows for admission to a number of undergraduate and graduate level degree programmes at the University of Birmingham in the U.K.

Available at Greene’s in Oxford, Lisbon (Estoril) and Muscat, the Geoscience Diploma is unique to Greene’s.

Geoscience, or Earth Science, is the scientific study of our planet, including  its formation, its structure and its evolution.

Every aspect of modern life has a Geoscience connection, from building materials for the houses we live in to fuel for the cars we drive.  Understanding climate change and considering options for the safe storage of nuclear waste are just two of today’s pressing problems that require a knowledge of Geoscience.  It is truly a global science and includes, among many others, aspects of disciplines such as Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Resource Management and Government Policy.

Studying Geoscience will develop your understanding of how the process of long-term climate change has affected our Earth – shaping the world we live in and enabling us to anticipate future changes as this process accelerates.  You will explore how current human activity is having an impact on our planet as well as how to manage this activity.

During the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma course you will:

  • work with outstanding tutors and world-class lecturers;

  • develop your interest in, and enthusiasm for, understanding the earth;

  • learn from the geological past, to understand better how to consider future resource use;

  • appreciate the finite nature of the earth’s resources and the need for geo-conservation;

  • benefit from exceptional fieldwork experience in the U.K., Portugal (the Azores) and the Ophiolite sequence in Oman;

  • appreciate how Geoscience can inform governments to structure policies and make decisions regarding use of the earth’s resources; and

  • develop the critical skills needed to succeed at university and in your career.

Geoscience Diploma course fees

Payment termsAnnual fee
Enrolment and payment before 1st August, 2017£19,500
Enrolment and payment before 1st September, 2017£21,450
Payment in installments during the academic year 2017-2018£23,940

Our Geoscience Diploma fees include:

- The initial academic assessment and study plan;
- Sixteen tutorials per week;
- Field work in the U.K., Oman and Portugal (Azores)
- Subject-related seminars;
- Your research project;
- Your video documentary
- Seven tutorials per week of EFL tuition (as a supplement);
- Your own Personal Development Programme (PDP)
- Personal Tutor support and guidance, including a formal weekly meeting;
- University advice and careers guidance;
- Use of the Greene’s Geoscience common room;
- The Student Online Resource, including timetabling and feedback information, accessible to students and parents.

Geoscience supplementary EFL package

Geoscience Diploma supplementary packagesCourse fee
Geoscience EFL programme£5,250

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