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The BSc Geology programme provides a detailed understanding of the earth, its history, processes and resources, and fundamental training for students interested in a career as a professional geoscientist.
The mixture of pure and applied earth science and engineering modules, and associated transferable skills, is appropriate for subsequent employment in many sectors or study towards a postgraduate degree (MSc/PhD).
Emphasis is placed on practical training in field-based skills, including geological mapping (surface and underground), core logging and surveying. Residential field courses take place in the UK and abroad, along with one-day courses based on Cornwall’s spectacular geology and its extractive industry and associated environmental case studies.
The programme is taught by the University’s Camborne School of Mines (CSM), which has an exceptional international and national reputation for providing geoscientists for industry. CSM has research strengths in pure and applied geology (ore deposits/critical metals, environmental mineralogy, igneous petrology, geostatistics and tectonics/structural geology) and geotechnical engineering (rock mass modelling).
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - AAB||
Excluding General Studies.
Grade B in Geology OR Grade B in two other Science subjects required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DDD||Applicants studying a BTEC Extended Diploma are also required to achieve a Grade B in GCE AL Geology or a Grade B in two other Science subjects.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 25 credits
M: 20 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 25 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 20 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 13 L3 credits in an acceptable Geology subject or 26 L3 credits at Merit Grade or above in another two Science Subjects (please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements). Please also see our GCSE requirements.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB - AAABB||Grade B in Geology OR Grade B in two other Science subjects required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 5 in Geology OR HL Grade 5 in two other Science subjects.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB - ABB||Grade B in Geology OR Grade B in two other Science subjects required.|
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
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|