What can I do with my degree?


The Career Zone have produced a guide: Careers for Geology graduates

With a Geology degree from the University of Exeter you’ll be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding to complex and multidimensional problems in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • produce, analyse and summarise information
  • receive and respond to a variety of information sources ( textual, numerical, oral graphical)
  • communicate appropriately to a variety of audiences using written, oral and graphic methods
  • prepare, process, interpret and present data, using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques and packages
  • solve numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques
  • plan, conduct and report on investigations
  • undertake field and laboratory investigations in a responsible and safe manner
  • show sensitivity to the impact of investigations on the stakeholder

What can you do with your Geology degree?

Graduates from our Geology programmes enjoy excellent career opportunities in mineral and petroleum exploration and production, geotechnics, engineering geology and environment-related industries, in the UK and overseas. The following links will give you further ideas about career options:

University of Exeter links:

Professional Institutions and Organisations relating to Geology

Geology in the Workplace

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

The Prospects website offers links to job options, careers areas, sources of vacancies and allows research into what other Geology students have done six months after graduation within a variety of sectors.