Our Geology degree offers a broad education in the geosciences from the processes that govern the Earth’s surface and interior, to the interactions between society and the Earth. You’ll study all the essential geoscience disciplines: the sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic origins of rocks and minerals; the evolution of life on Earth; plate tectonics and the structural deformation of rocks; natural hazards and climate change; geotechnics; geological mapping and fieldwork; the sustainable management of natural resources and the development of clean geoenergy. There’s a strong emphasis on applying your knowledge in the real world through practical hands-on learning and field trips, and you’ll be equipped with all the geological skills necessary to understand and work in the modern world. Why study at Leeds
- Graduate with a degree at a university ranked 23rd in the world for Earth Sciences, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022.
- Take advantage of our world-leading research here at Leeds, carried out within five institutes that tackle complex global challenges such as climate change, energy security and natural hazard management.
- Experience expertise teaching delivered by a programme team made up of internationally renowned academics working at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about the subjects they teach.
- Benefit from excellent specialist facilities, featuring lecture theatres, extensive lab spaces — including our Earth Visualisation Lab — and computer clusters fully equipped with the latest technology to support your learning.
- Put theory into practice with our extensive fieldwork activities located across the world, where you’ll advance your research skills and gain hands-on experience highly valued by employers in industry.
- Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate with our exciting study abroad programmes and paid industrial work placement opportunities.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Geological Society
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Satisfactory completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment Undergraduate Admissions Team.
IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, please access this page: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130567/language_centre
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