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Digital Geosciences

  • UCAS code F640
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

Earth scientists delve into the earliest history of our planet and look to the future to better understand threats such as natural disaster and climate change. To do so we need to harness the most sophisticated tools at our disposal.

BSc Digital Geosciences at Royal Holloway, University of London is a specialist course and one of very few of its kind, designed to focus on the increasingly digital-centric scope of geological work. You’ll gain a unique skillset of computational, data acquisition and data analysis abilities that are highly sought-after in a range of industries.

Join a department consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide, 2018), and work in world-leading labs for geochemical analysis, sedimentology and palaeontology. You’ll also enjoy extensive fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas, and become a part of a friendly, community-focussed department with an excellent staff-to-student ratio.

You’ll be taught by expert academics involved with cutting-edge research, 94% of which is rated world-leading or internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 – ranking us no.2 in the UK (THE REF institutions ranked by subject). 

BSc Digital Geosciences is a groundbreaking course geared towards securing graduates a career in the Earth Sciences and a range of other sectors where these skills are heavily in demand.

Our flexible degree programmes enable you to apply to take a Placement Year, which can be spent studying abroad, working or carrying out voluntary work. You can even do all three if you want to (minimum of three months each)! To recognise the importance of this additional skills development and university experience, your Placement Year will be formally recognised on your degree certificate and will contribute to your overall result. Please note conditions may apply if your degree already includes an integrated year out, please contact the Careers & Employability Service for more information. Find out more

  • Specialise in the digital aspects of geological work.
  • Taught by academics involved with cutting-edge research.
  • You’ll learn how to harness the most sophisticated tools at our disposal.
  • Develop skills and analysis abilities that are highly sought after in a range of industries.

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2019


in the UK for Earth Sciences

Source: Times Good University Guide 2020


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

Source: DLHE, 2018

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