To understand our earth; its history, resources and limitations; responsible and sustainable resource use; and the sheer wonder of the planet we step out onto everyday look no further than the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma.
The urgent issue of climate change has made the study of Geoscience more relevant than ever before.
As the University of Birmingham says: from unravelling the mystery of the disappearance of the dinosaurs to finding acceptable ways to dispose of nuclear waste, Geoscience plays a role.
The Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is the perfect pathway for those wishing to study Geoscience or a related undergraduate degree at university. Success on the Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is recognised by the Universities of Birmingham and Portsmouth, UK as meeting the entry requirements for a number of undergraduate and graduate degree level courses.
Geoscience, or Earth Science, is the scientific study of our planet, including its formation, its structure and its evolution. Learning from our planet’s history helps us to plan and be better prepared for the future.
Almost every aspect of modern life has a Geoscience connection, from building materials for the houses we live in, to the fuel for the cars we drive. It is truly a global science and includes, among other disciplines, aspects of Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Resource Management and Government Policy. Studying Geoscience will assist you to develop an understanding of long-term climate change and how this has shaped, and continues to shape, the world we live in. As change accelerates, studying Geoscience enables you to comprehend the impact of human and natural activity on our planet, anticipate future change, and how we may manage these changes.
Through studying Geoscience you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of some of the earth’s most challenging problems – and how society can work towards finding solutions. The science comprises a multitude of specialties, and draws together a range of disciplines. You will learn to appreciate how different areas of the subject relate to each other; how scientists inform society and its politicians to make decisions about the management and use of the earth’s resources; and how Geoscience contributes to the success of the economy and society. You will develop a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge of how science works in practice; to value geo-diversity, the finite nature of the Earth’s resources and so the need for geo-conservation. Field visits to compelling geological locations in the U.K. and Portugal (Azores) and Oman will enable you to observe and record the phenomena at first hand, which are covered in online interactive classes and tutorials. You will become equipped with the critical and analytical skills needed to succeed at university and beyond.
A diploma in Geoscience will provide a highly effective foundation for further studies in Geology, Palaeontology and related degree subjects at U.K. universities. Such degrees lead to a wide range of careers: prospecting for oil or minerals worldwide, analysing geological data for government geological surveys, civil engineering and construction, and the mitigation and control of hazards. An understanding of how the Earth works, and the risks and opportunities presented, are also increasingly important in fields as diverse as urban and rural planning, energy management, and surveying.
The Greene’s Geoscience Diploma is the beginning of a journey where you will acquire sought-after skills that will enable you to forge a career in a range of related economic sectors – from mining to engineering – as well as much more broadly, using a host of generic transferable skills. Employers particularly value the critical thinking and data handling skills of Geoscientists.
Rowena is a chemist and after having received First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Oxford she went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham on “Zeolites and other molecular sieves for chromate remediation”. Rowena has been tutoring in Chemistry for the last ten years and during that time was [...]
Morag has been teaching for over 20 years – including the last two years at Greene’s – and is an Examiner in Business Studies for Edexcel. She has a wide experience of tutoring at a number of further education colleges. Morag is especially clear in her ability to identify weaknesses in examination technique and to [...]
Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, U.K., and has been working for Greene’s since 2011. Angus was awarded his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for his doctoral research on James Joyce, and he has numerous publications to his name, covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written [...]
Julian has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of Oxford. Since then he has taught Physics at a range of top independent schools in the U.K. and has been tutoring at Greene’s for the last three years. Julian is an experimental Physicist who strongly believes in learning [...]
Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years. He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef. Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. and a doctorate [...]
Meryl holds a B.A. in French and English Literature from the Université Lumières, Lyon II, and an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Oxford Brookes. Following this, Meryl has taken an M.A. in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, a master’s degree validated by the University of Middlesex. Meryl is an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, who [...]
Having studied and worked in many different countries, Lamine has a wide international education and experience. He holds a BSc qualification in Computer Science from Oxford Brookes and has been teaching Mathematics in the UK and at a range of levels for over 15 years. His particular area of interest is Decision Mathematics and logical [...]
An extremely accomplished actor and a graduate of the University of London, Kieran is an extremely experienced English Language teacher. He specialises in all aspects of English Language tuition including IELTS preparation and holds the prestigious CELTA qualification for teaching English Language. After an extensive career in television, film and theatre, Kieran has taught English [...]
Anne completed her joint honours postgraduate qualification in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. in 1995. Since then she has been tutoring at a range of colleges in different places and has been at Greene’s for the last three years tutoring Physics and Mathematics. Anne is a highly experienced professional tutor [...]
Geography, Sociology Alex began his academic career began when he gained a B.Sc. from the City of London Polytechnic in Geography in 1989. From there he went to University College, London to complete a M.Sc. in Micro-palaeontology. Remaining at University College for his doctoral research, he was then awarded his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences. Alex [...]
Emily has a BA in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Oxford and has been tutoring Chemistry and Biology at Greene’s for a wide range of students. She is currently working on her D.Phil – also at the University of Oxford – and coaches athletics for competitive running. She is particularly keen on [...]
Cressida has a post graduate Master’s qualification in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. that was followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, U.K. on the literature of Sophocles. Cressida is currently a lecturer in Classics at the University of Oxford, and has a long list of publications [...]
Jenny has postgraduate qualifications from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. From Oxford Jenny was awarded her Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and from Cambridge a post-graduate teaching qualification. Jenny has almost 30 years of experience teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in range of top schools in the U.K.
Agnieszka teaches both Government & Politics and Law. She holds an M.A.and LL.M. in law as well as a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes where she was a univesity lecturer. Agnieszka is passionate about tutoring and runs the College’s debating society.
Sarah completed her doctoral research in 2018, at Oxford Brookes University, on early modern melancholia and present day depression in literature. Before gaining her Ph.D. she gained her B.A. from the University of Buckingham in English Literature and French, and then went on to gain her M.A. Sarah’s lecturing and tutoring experience has been extensive [...]
Brian teaches English Literature and Government & Politics. He did his undergradaute, masters and doctorate degrees at Oxford and his academic research specialism is the Old Icelandic language. Brian frequently acts as an examiner for several of the major examination board and is passionate about education and the tutorial method of learning. Brian is also [...]
Margaret has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Nuroscience from the University of Indiana (U.S.) and is currently working on her D.Phil. on Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Margaret brings a wealth of undergraduate and further education tutoring experiences to Greene’s. She has worked with undergraduate students from a third-year cognitive psychology course and [...]