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Environmental Geology

BSc
  • UCAS code F630
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

Environmental Geologists are at the forefront of research into some of the most significant threats facing humankind, from natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanoes to manmade issues such as climate change, pollution and resource depletion.

The BSc Environmental Geology is a highly practical course that examines the extent and effects of human interaction with the environment, as well as the geological processes that have an impact on the wider world around us. A focus on problem solving will provide you with the practical skillset you need to make a real difference to the ways in which we interact with our planet. 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.

Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London is one of the UK's most highly-regarded departments, consistently ranked among the top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide, 2018). You’ll become a part of a friendly, community-focussed department with an excellent staff-to-student ratio and learn with staff who are at the forefront of geological research.

You’ll graduate with a range of transferrable skills to take into the workplace, including environmental investigation, stratigraphy and geochemistry skills.

Pursue your passion for Environmental Geology and set yourself on the path to a rewarding career in your chosen field.

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

  • 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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