Geology is a fun and exciting science. Understanding the Earth and how it works is important to many interesting scientific challenges: climate change, the sub-surface storage of waste such as CO2 and nuclear bi-products, hazards: from volcanoes to landslides, and sources of water, oil, gas and minerals.

These challenges provide a wide and varied set of career options for a motivated geoscientist interested in travelling the world, in what is a global geoscience industry. 

Aberdeen is the hub of the European petroleum industry. If you’re interested in joining the petroleum industry there is no better place to study in the UK. We have great links into local industry with guest lectures, industry focused and sponsored student societies and networking events. Moreover, Aberdeen is ranked the 6th top University in the UK for Geology.

Our strong links with industry give our graduates an employment edge with 90% of our graduates in employment or further study 6 months after graduating, according to the latest UNISTAS survey.

The University of Aberdeen has both a historical heart and a modern twist, with dramatic old and new buildings and state of the art sports facilities. Find out more about studying at the University and what the city has to offer.

“I have enjoyed living in Aberdeen, meeting some amazing people and had fantastic experiences like learning to ski back in 2nd year. The great travel links with the rest of the U.K mean I have been able to visit friends and family regularly while staying close to friends made at University and employment opportunities. Ever since first year I have loved being in Aberdeen with all the opportunities to experience something new or socialise – many of which I would not have had, had I gone to a University closer to home.”

2013 Graduate

Find out more about what a recent Aberdeen graduate had to say about Geology at Aberdeen here