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Geoscience with a Year in Industry

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Geoscience with a Year in Industry

  • UCAS code F642
  • Option 5 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

Understanding the Earth Sciences means understanding the past, present and future of our planet and the living things on it. Geoscience with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway, University of London takes a holistic approach to the Earth Sciences, bringing together disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology and maths to give you a more thorough understanding of the processes that govern our world.

This flexible course gives you the chance to select from a variety of optional modules including Volcanology and Terrestrial Palaeoecology, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and ambitions. You’ll experience a year in industry, gaining applicable work experience and putting your skills to use during an industrial placement year.

You’ll study in a department consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Times Good University Guide 2018), and graduate with a Masters degree in a field with excellent graduate employment prospects. Department of Earth Sciences alumni have gone on to enjoy careers in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries, among others.

Pursue your passion for Geoscience at Royal Holloway and you’ll contribute to our leading research culture, submitting your Independent Geoscience Project in Year 5 with the option for an additional Research Proposal.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the complex systems that govern our planet
  • Join a research intensive department, with 94% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014)
  • Graduate with an integrated Masters degree in Earth Sciences
  • This degree accredited by the Geological Society can lead to Chartered Geologist status
  • Gain practical skills geared towards a career in Earth Sciences and other related fields


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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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