Applied Geology

University of Exeter

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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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 the third and fourth year you will study specialist advanced modules relevant to employment in exploration/production geology and geometallurgy and undertake applied research projects which focus on an area of special interest. You will also complete overseas field classes in both years.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeF614
Institution code E84
Campus nameUniversity of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excluding General Studies. A Level Geology at Grade A OR two other Science A Levels at Grade A required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC Extended Diploma (2016) Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirements: Applied Science, Engineering
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit Grade. To include 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in Geology OR 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade in two other acceptable Science subject areas. Please also see our GCSE requirements.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Geology at Grade A OR two other Science subjects at Grade A required.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB Geology at Grade A OR two other Science subjects at Grade A required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 6 in Geology OR HL Grade 6 in two other Science subjects.

GCSE Maths at grade C or 4.


English language requirements

GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4

For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/entry/#english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £22950 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full details regarding tuition fee and other costings, see: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/money/fees/
Applied Geology at University of Exeter - UCAS