The Geology and Petroleum Geology degree is an interesting, varied and practical science incorporating both field and laboratory work. Courses in topics such as Earth History, Mineralogy, Palaeontology, Volcanology, Geophysics, Petroleum Geology and Planetary Science provide a diverse geological grounding and cater for a range of interests, from Environmental Geology and Natural Hazards to Mineral and Oil Exploration.
The broad scientific base of Geology makes it an ideal subject for those seeking an interdisciplinary science degree, as well as those intending to pursue a geological career. Our courses are professionally accredited by the Geological Society of London, and our teaching received a top grading in the last national review.
Most geology students progressing on to professional careers in any geoscience sector will generally undertake a vocational masters in their area of interest, before joining industry.