School of GeoSciences

Field trips

Field trips and fieldwork are at the heart of our programmes. We know that getting out into the world is essential for understanding how it works.

As a student with us, you will have many opportunities to get your hands dirty during local or international field trips throughout your studies.  The best classroom is the outside world, and we place a great deal of emphasis on delivering practical and field-based experiences. 

The locations and experiences of our field trips vary across our programmes, enriching you with a broad understanding of how the world works. These trips will take you beyond the lecture theatre, where you can gain valuable hands-on experience by applying what you have learned to real-life situations. 

You will be supported in using a range of field equipment, become skilled in data interpretation and undertake collaborative group work and presentations. 

You can find out more about the field trips and fieldwork involved throughout your degree programme on the degree finder. 

Degree finder

Field trip blog posts 

photo of boots on EES field trip

Our students share their field trip experiences on our student blog. 

You can read our students experiences of day trips, residential trips and virtual field trips. 

Student blog 

Field trip costs

We do not charge extra fees for compulsory field trips or field courses. 

Due to the continued support of our generous alumni community, all costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence on compulsory field trips are covered by the programme, however, incidental/ personal expenses are to be met by the student. 

Our degrees involve a significant element of field study, and we are pleased to be able to support our students as they learn practical and highly prized skills.

Field trip videos

photo of students looking at plant samples on field trip

Want to know what an undergraduate field trip really entails? 

Watch our students talk through their field trip experiences on our YouTube channel.