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University of Exeter

Applied Geology

UCAS Code: F613

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Excluding General Studies . A-level Geology at Grade B or two other science A-levels at Grade B

Access to HE Diploma

M:33

Pass the Access to HE with 33 L3 credits at Merit Grade to include 24 L3 credits at Merit grade in science or in a related subject area. Please also see GCSE requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Applicants will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicant will be required to have Grade 5 in two HL science subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

A-level Geology at Grade B or two other science A-levels at Grade B

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B-B,B,B

Two science subjects at Grade B required.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,B,B,B


Two science subjects at Grade B required.

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Geology

This programme provides knowledge and understanding of a wide range of applied geoscience disciplines. It provides students with the technical background for employment in exploration, production geology or geometallurgy, and is best suited to students who wish to develop as broad a portfolio of skills as possible.It is possible to transfer onto the BSc Engineering Geology and Geotechnics programme at any point up until the end of the second year as both degree programmes have a common first and second year.The first two years of study provide a thorough grounding in the major principles of geology, together with an overview of earth system science and the fundamentals of mineralogy, stratigraphy, geological maps, palaeontology and surveying. Core geological skills are developed in sedimentology, igneous and metamorphic geology and structural geology. You will undertake a substantial amount of laboratory-based practical work and will develop geological data collection skills and analysis during field classes in the UK.In the summer vacation before your third year you will undertake a four-week project which involves the collection and analysis of geological or related data. This can be done through a company placement, group project or an individual project. The cost of this work varies according to the project chosen; students may be paid for a company placement, whereas if you choose a project you may have to pay for elements such as travel and subsistence. In Year 3, you will report on your vacation project and carry out a research project. You will also study specialist advanced modules and complete a residential field class in southern Spain.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Department:

Camborne School of Mines

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Geology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Earth sciences

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Earth sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
87%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Engineering professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The market for geologists is has been quite linked to the oil industry for some time now, and the drop in the price of oil has meant the industry has stopped recruiting as many people for the time being. Geologists are still in demand, though, so the main effect has been to reduce the opportunities - and salaries - for geologists working abroad. At home, the oil industry remains a big employer, and so are the mining, civil engineering, construction and consultancy industries, with geology graduates working as geologists, geophysicists, civil engineers and environmental professionals.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Geology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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