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Where do we Offer Earth Science?

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What to Expect in an Earth Science Programme

Earth Science delves into the powerful forces that shape our planet, from geology to climate science. It unravels the mysteries of natural phenomena, providing critical insights into our ever-changing physical environment. Our Earth Science summer programmes offer participants an in-depth study of geological processes, environmental sustainability, and natural resource management, akin to the comprehensive coursework of undergraduate Earth Science degrees.

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Learn analytical and problem-solving skills

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Gain real-world and practical experience

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Develop academic and critical skills

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Knowledge in theory application

Meet Some Of Our Qualified Tutors

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Dr. Saroj V

Dr Saroj Velamakanni is a Cambridge educated scientist, researcher and entrepreneur. Dr. Velamakanni is currently working as a consultant providing expert R&D due diligence and business development services to Biotech and Pharma companies within Europe.

Our tutors are highly qualified with Oxbridge training. Each tutor is certified by Immerse, ensuring participants receive the highest level of education. Tutors are at the heart of our programmes and are dedicated to providing guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help participants achieve their academic objectives. Read more about our expert tutors.

What Do Our Alumni Say About Immerse?

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Why Immerse?

Immerse Education offers a lot more than your average summer school provider. Our programmes ignite a lifelong educational journey, nurturing growth with ongoing educational support, while equipping you with essential skill sets for every step of your education pathways.

We cater to all types of learners, offering academic and career programmes with flexible learning options, and offer our award-winning programmes in locations across the globe.

We have the highest educational standards and seek to realise the highest possible outcomes for our participants.

Enrolling in an Immerse Education programme will award you:

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What is an Earth Science programme and why is it important to study?

What is the course about?
Immerse™ Earth Science programmes offer participants an in-depth study of geological processes, environmental sustainability, and natural resource management. It covers a wide range of topics, from geology to climate science and Earth’s dynamic systems.

Why is it important to study Earth Science?
Earth Science uncovers the planet’s history and informs solutions for environmental challenges. From understanding natural disasters to promoting sustainability, Earth Science drives responsible stewardship. By studying Earth Science, you contribute to a more informed and resilient world.

An Earth Science degree sets you up for a career within the energy, environmental or engineering sectors and will open your opportunities up in a wide range of different specialisms.

Job titles within Earth Science vary depending on the specialist area of work and include:

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Immerse Education offers residential courses for Earth Sciences. The residential course is located in the city of Cambridge, UK, and is held in the summer. If you’re wondering where you stay, then it’s in the prestigious colleges of Cambridge University.

You don’t need prior skills, experience, or learning to sign up for Earth Sciences. But having a genuine interest in Earth Sciences helps. Additionally, your Earth Sciences summer school tutor will provide you with pre-course activities to undertake before the summer course starts. This ensures you have the knowledge needed to get the most out of your two-week stay.

Foundations of Earth Science

The three core foundations of Earth Science are geology, geochemistry and geomicrobiology. Together these subfields provide an understanding of the Earth’s systems. Throughout this module, you will form an understanding of these three key subfields of Earth Sciences.

Planet Earth

In this module, you will take a look at our planet from an Earth Science perspective, including the principal chemical, physical and biological processes operating on the planet today as well as throughout Earth’s history.

Fundamentals of Geology (Part 1)

This module examines the fundamentals of geology, a core aspect of any Earth science programme. You will have the opportunity to survey the important mineral groups and examine how they naturally occur, exploring the bonding forces in crystals, the packing of individual atoms and molecules within mineral structures, their interaction with light and fundamentals of petrographic microscopy, and the thermodynamic controls on mineral composition and structure.

Fundamentals of Geology (Part 2)

In this module, our attention will be turned to understanding and interpreting geological maps and learning how to visualise geological structures in three dimensions.

Structural Geology

This module will prepare you for your personal independent mapping project where you will showcase what you have learned in a solidified piece of work.

Sedimentary Processes

Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice or by the force of gravity acting on the particles.

Biology & Oceanography

You will explore some of the basic principles of biological oceanography, examining the relationship between the physicochemical properties of the marine environment and planktonic communities, such as phytoplankton, bacteria, and zooplankton.

Motivated participants ages 13-18 are best suited for Earth Science courses. Do you want to take an Earth Science degree or other related subjects at the university? Then signing up will give you a distinct advantage compared to your competitors.

If you want to learn from talented tutors at the University of Cambridge, you’ll enjoy taking our Earth Sciences course!

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