B.Sc. On Campus

Geology (Hons)

University of St Andrews

48 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The BSc in Geology (Hons) at University of St Andrews will provide you with a deep understanding of the materials, structures, and processes that have characterised the solid earth throughout its 4.6 billion year history. The BSc Geology degree emphasises the origin and chemistry of rocks and minerals, geological mapping, and the processes and events that have shaped the rock record.


The BSc in Geology (Hons) at University of St Andrews provides training in the interaction of the sediments, minerals, and rocks with the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, integrating chemistry, physics, and biology to build a deep understanding of the Geosciences. 

Applied industrial training will introduce you to the skills and knowledge required by the oil and gas and mining industries, and research projects will allow you to undertake independent field mapping, supported by rock and mineral analysis.

Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Earth Sciences Integrated Masters course, which allows you to graduate with a Master of Geology.


The School is proactive in developing career opportunities, and career activities are provided for all students from first year onwards. There is a wide variety of career options for Geology graduates in the energy, natural resources, and environmental sectors. For some graduates, it is a stepping stone to pursuing postgraduate education and research.

Several Honours-level modules feature lectures and laboratories run by industry professionals, providing hands-on experience with industrial problem solving. In addition, the BSc in Geology is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to chartered success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geological Mapping
  • Sedimentary Systems
  • Geochemistry
  • Petroleum Exploration and Geophysics
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

GCE A-Levels AAB, including at least two sciences from the following:

  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics. 
IB points: 36, including HL6 in at least two sciences from the following:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science or equivalent
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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