Fieldwork is where Earth scientists learn the most. Applying taught knowledge to the real world is what Earth science is all about. Earth and planetary scientists with good field skills are in high demand in the work place.
At Imperial, we place a great emphasis on fieldwork across all our undergraduate and MSc postgraduate courses. Learning in the field is an excellent way to apply work previously taught in the classroom. That is why observational and practical skills are integral to all degree courses, although Geophysics students may spend less time in the field, or use that time undertaking valuable training in a variety of measuring techniques.
Fieldwork is great fun too – a chance to get to know your classmates in a different environment and work together as a team. And you’ll get unparalleled feedback from the staff on your course – from early morning to late in the evening. If even after that if you feel you need more feedback, just ask.