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Geology with a Year in Industry

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Geology with a Year in Industry

  • UCAS code F603
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

To understand the physical Earth and the dynamic processes that continue to alter and change our environment you must understand Geology.

Study Geology at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll combine disciplines including chemistry, physics, maths and geography to fully comprehend the past, present and future of our planet. You’ll gain the skills needed to help communities manage natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as those required to locate precious minerals and natural resources including crude oil and diamonds. You’ll graduate with a diverse set of transferrable skills that will make you a highly employable candidate for employers in a range of fields.

Study in a department consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide 2018), and home to an inspiring research culture that informs our teaching. You’ll enjoy field work opportunities in the UK and overseas,  and become a part of an inclusive, community-focussed department with a strong staff-to-student ratio.

Study Geology at Royal Holloway and you’ll graduate well equipped to progress to postgraduate study or to a rewarding career in your chosen field. Our alumni have gone on to careers in petroleum geology, geotechnical engineering and other related sectors, so follow your passion for Geology and see where it can take you. 

  • Combine disciplines including chemistry, physics, maths and geography.
  • Choose from a broad range of optional courses to tailor your learning to your own interests.
  • Benefit from a pioneering research culture.
  • Enjoy fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas.
  • An ideal preparation for a wide range of employment both inside and outside the subject area.


The Geological Society Logo

On successful completion of this programme you may be eligible to become a fellow of the Geological Society of London.


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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