Undergraduate Study


8th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Ranked 4th for Geology in the 2019 National Students Survey 2019

Study topics and prepare for careers across a range of global environmental challenges

Over 60 days of included fieldwork in the UK and overseas, providing excellent technical training

Geology is the study of our planet and how it has evolved over the past 4.5 billion years, from the resources from which it is made, to the organisms that existed before our time.

You’ll learn to understand the Earth’s history through a mixture of pure and applied Earth science, placing you in a position to tackle some of the world’s most important environmental challenges.

Taking advantage of our spectacular location in Cornwall, you’ll benefit from unique opportunities to integrate classroom learning with extensive field based training in the UK and overseas.

Your degree will provide you with the ideal mix of skills and experience for employment in many geology-facing sectors.

I grew up in Cornwall and have lived here all my life, I just think it’s beautiful. It’s such a natural playground so there’s always something different to do every weekend (as long as you don’t mind getting a little wet in the winter!).

The career zone have helped me with writing my CV to apply for summer work experience and CSM professionalism modules make sure you understand the business jargon needed when you graduate. The thought of going into work can be intimidating but it’s nice not to feel alone.

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Studying BSc Geology at the University of Exeter