Geology and Physical Geography at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Geology and Physical Geography

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Course summary

Discover the rapidly evolving science at the heart of global environmental change and explore new ways of understanding and appreciating the physical and natural world. You will graduate with a wide range of subject specific and transferable skills to equip you for future employment in a variety of careers. Why choose this course?

  • Top 20 for Geography, (Guardian University League Table, 2023)
  • Develop your practical skills in our state-of-the-art Central Science Laboratories
  • This programme is accredited by the Geological Society of London
  • Our unique 600-acre campus offers a fantastic natural environment to perform fieldwork
  • No prior knowledge of geology or geography is required
Geology is the science that investigates how the Earth was formed, how life arose and evolved, why the Earth looks like it does today, what resources it contains and how we can find them. The discipline draws on knowledge from many different aspects of science such as chemistry, biology, and physics as well as other subjects such as geography and environmental science. Our society is based on the work of geologists in the hunt for natural resources for energy and materials for modern living. This means that future job opportunities for geologists are excellent as society develops increasing needs for these resources. Physical geography focuses on the processes that shape the Earth's surface and how they impact on human lives. You will explore the climate as a whole and the interactions between humans, climate, and landscape. The study of geography is pertinent to the world in which we live, where population growth, climate change and economic inequality pose threats to planet Earth. The course includes a balance of geology and physical geography topics, as well as material from complementary disciplines such as geophysics, meteorology, geomorphology, and environmental science. You will learn about the history of the Earth, its past and present environments, and the planet’s resources and hazards. We look at the Earth as a global system, including the causes and effects of global environmental change. There is strong emphasis on developing both laboratory and fieldwork skills. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

How to apply

Application codes

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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)

The University considers transfers in to year 2, please provide details of the course and module content from your current/past Higher Education provider. When completing your UCAS application please include in your personal statement reasons for seeking a transfer and please provide a reference from this Institution.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website:
Geology and Physical Geography at Keele University - UCAS