Geology at a glance

Studying geology at the University of Exeter will give you an inspiring and unique education in a spectacular location.

Choose one of three degree pathways with options for a three-year BSc or a four-year MGeol:

  • Our Geology programme provides broad training in the geosciences and can lead to roles in a range of exciting sectors
  • Our Applied Geology programme provides geoscience training focused on mineral deposit geology and can lead to roles in exploration and related sectors
  • Our Engineering Geology and Geotechnics programme provides geoscience training focused on ground engineering and can lead to roles in ground engineering, geotechnics, tunnelling, quarrying, mining and related sectors

Residential and one-day field courses take place in the UK and abroad.

You will benefit from unique opportunities to integrate field-based learning with seminars, lectures, and laboratory and computational work, profiting from innovative teaching practices developed at the University of Exeter.

Our programmes are accredited by The Geological Society which is the first step on the ladder to Chartered Geologist status after graduation.

£200,000 of scholarships available for 2019

The Camborne School of Mines Trust is awarding scholarships to exceptional applicants to Geology and Mining programmes. Read more »

What our students say


"I have learnt about some really cutting edge science topics that have got me even more interested in my topic. I love all the field trips we’ve gone on as I have had the opportunity to learn about some really amazing places."


“The best part of my degree has been how many skills I’ve learned. The lecturers are all really good, they are very experienced and have great contacts within industry. Also, the field trips we’ve had allowed us to put the theory into practice, for example visiting mines and slopes for geotechnical mapping.”


“The best part about studying here is the close relationship you have with your lecturers. The facilities here are really good, there’s everything you need on site and going on multiple field trips is really fun as it gives you a good overall experience. It puts a foundation on everything you’ve learned in lectures.”

Accredited by The Geological Society.

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