Graduates from our Geology programmes enjoy excellent careers in mineral and petroleum exploration and production, geotechnics, engineering geology and environment-related industries, in the UK and overseas. The international gold and base metal mining industries have been particularly buoyant, mainly due to economic growth in South East Asia. Our geology graduates have a reputation for being articulate, resourceful and well travelled, and claim great job satisfaction and excellent salaries.
Many students from the department take part in the Exeter Award and the Exeter Leaders Award. These schemes encourage you to participate in employability related workshops, skills events, volunteering and employment which will contribute to your career decision-making skills and success in the employment market.
A significant proportion of our graduates continue onto taught postgraduate (MSc) courses or research degrees (MPhil/PhD), with many choosing to remain at Camborne School of Mines. CSM offers a wide portfolio of specialised MSc programmes and typical choices for our geology graduates would be MSc Mining Geology, MSc Applied Geotechnics, MSc Mining Engineering or MSc Minerals Engineering. By combining our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this way in a “3+1” route, you may enhance your employment potential or entry level into the industry
Find out more about the Destinations of Geology Graduates on our Employability site.