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Top 5 in the UK for Geology

5th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Top 50 in the world for Geology and Geophysics

QS World University Subject Rankings 2024

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

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Based in Cornwall: a beautiful, diverse location with spectacular Geology on your doorstep

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.

Read more from Martin


Studying BSc Applied Geology at the University of Exeter