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University of Leeds

Geology (International)

UCAS Code: F601

Master of Geology - MGeol

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA including two from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography or Environmental Studies (not both), Mathematics, and Physics.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

D2, D3, D3 including two relevant subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English and Mathematics at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language and Mathematics qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 19 points at higher level to include 6 points in two relevant subjects.

A1A1AAAA/H1H1H2H2H2H2 in two relevant subjects

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

D*D*D

D*D*D in Extended Diploma/3 Subsidiary Diplomas in two relevant subjects. We will accept a combination of BTECs and A-Levels.

AAABB overall with AA in 2 Advanced Highers (AH). For non-AH applicants AAAAAA. To include 2 relevant subjects..

AAABB overall with AA in 2 Advanced Highers (AH). For non-AH applicants AAAAAA. To include 2 relevant subjects.

UCAS Tariff

152

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subject

Geology

Use your scientific skills and experience of your environment to forge a rewarding career in geoscience. Learn about the fabric of our planet and its evolution over 4.6 billion years, using current examples to illustrate and explain geological features, and inform your concepts of future change. Spending a year at one of our overseas partners adds greatly to both your transferable skills and your range of undergraduate field geology. Your final year of study in Leeds is at Masters level.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Earth and Environment

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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

94%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

£18,200
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Conservation and environment professionals
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.

£20k

£20k

£28k

£28k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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