Top 5 in the UK for Geology
5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 100 in the world for Geology and Geophysics
QS World University Subject Rankings 2023
Over 60 days of included fieldwork in the UK and overseas, providing excellent technical training
Based in Cornwall: a beautiful, diverse location with spectacular Geology on your doorstep
Degrees at Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Geology at the University of Exeter
Geology is the study of our planet and how it has evolved over the past 4.5bn years, from the resources needed for a low-carbon future, to environmental hazards, and past and future climate change.
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.
You will study topics and prepare for careers across a range of global environmental challenges.
Your degree will provide you with the ideal mix of skills and experience for employment in a broad range of graduate-level roles.
The modules on our course are really varied, which helps you to start deciding exactly where you want to take your degree from the start.
The smaller class and campus size also allow for a more intimate and supported experience, creating a very pleasant working environment where you never feel overwhelmed.
Studying BSc Applied Geology at the University of Exeter