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Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry

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Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry

BSc
  • UCAS code F690
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

Environmental Geology is at the front line in the fight against some of the greatest threats facing humankind. From manmade crises including climate change and resource depletion to life-threatening natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes, the skills of environmental geologists are called upon to overcome a complex set of problems.

Study Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the geological processes that affect the world around us, while examining the extent of human interaction with the environment. This flexible four-year programme includes a year in industry, providing you with invaluable career experience and the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice.

You’ll study in a dynamic, research-led department, consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide 2018). You’ll contribute to our leading research, and in your final year you'll choose from a range of optional modules including Marine Geology and Volcanology.

Learning takes place in our friendly, community-focussed department, with a high staff-to-student ratio. Participating in exciting fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas will develop your scientific understanding and hands-on experience of environmental, ecological and health issues.

You’ll graduate with real, applicable industry experience and a diverse transferrable skillset including environmental investigation, stratigraphy and geochemistry skills. This flexible programme is geared towards maximising your career opportunities in Environmental Geology and beyond. 

  • Gain a thorough understanding of environmental geoscience.
  • Contribute to our leading research working alongside our expert academics.
  • Optional modules to tailor your degree around your interests.
  • Participate in extensive fieldwork opportunities
  • Graduate with practical and research skills needed for a rewarding career.
  • Graduate with a degree accredited by the Geological Society.
97%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

6th

in the UK for Earth Sciences

Source: Times Good University Guide 2018

94%

of our Earth Sciences graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2017

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