Geology at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Geologists are at the forefront of tackling modern global challenges across all sectors of the economy, from resource exploration to civil engineering, natural hazard mitigation, energy security, and research. For example, in the Net Zero transition, geologists are key to securing the critical metals that underpin technological solutions, and projects that will deliver clean energy, water and sustainable food supplies. This means demand for geologists is only going to grow into the future. Our Geology BSc will equip you with a deep understanding of the Earth system, learning how the landscape was sculpted over hundreds of millions of years by the clash of continents, the rise of life, and the grinding of ice sheets. By applying that knowledge to Earth resources, or hazards like volcanism, earthquakes and climate change, you’ll learn how to tackle crucial geological problems. At Leeds, fieldwork is an integral part of developing your knowledge and understanding of Earth materials, processes and history. Throughout your course, you’ll visit a range of classic geological locations on day trips and residential field classes, building skills in observation, analysis and independence that will serve you in any chosen career. You’ll be taught by academics with a wealth of expertise across the broad spectrum of geoscience disciplines. Once you graduate, you’ll be a skilled geologist ready to help solve the key challenges that face humankind and secure the future of our planet. Why study at Leeds:

  • Our globally-renowned research that tackles complex global challenges such as climate change, energy security and natural hazard management feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn at Leeds with the latest thinking
  • Experience expert teaching delivered by a programme team made up of leading specialists with extensive industry experience from across the breadth of this field.
  • Access excellent specialist facilities, featuring 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 by undertaking fieldwork activities 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 work placement opportunities.
  • Join one of our societies, such as ROCSOC or SusSoc, where you can meet like-minded people at events such as comedy and film nights, trips and through sports. You could even be elected as a member of the committee, which is a great opportunity to develop your management and leadership skills.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Geological Society

How to apply

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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

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Earth and Environment Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications: If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level:

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Geology at University of Leeds - UCAS