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Geology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
We’re walking on billions of years of history. And in this Geology degree offered at the University of Leicester, you’ll learn how to piece it all together, to understand how our planet works, and what it takes to carve out a career working on it.
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Overview

Programme Aims

Geology at the University of Leicester provides a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn about the evolution of our planet from geoscientists at the forefront of their field. Our teaching is led by our research and you will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their expertise in fields such as palaeobiology, economic geology, volcanology, structural geology, geophysics and palaeoenvironments.

Because all our degrees include common modules in the first year, you can transfer between courses as you discover those aspects of the geosciences which inspire you most and best match your particular interests and career aspirations. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff-student relations and have high student satisfaction levels not least because of our small group teaching and tutorials, which provide individually tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your degree.

Whether you study for the Geology BSc or the MGeol, your degree will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the key elements of geoscience. You will learn about the essential theories, practices and techniques to come out of the discipline and become well prepared for a career as a professional geoscientist.

There are plenty of chances to get your hands dirty as well! Each year of the degree includes different field work opportunities including trips to Scotland, Spain and Wales where you will be able to apply all that you have learned here on campus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Optional Year in Industry
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Atoms to Rocks
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Geological Maps and Structures
  • Introductory Field Course - Arran
  • Micro to Macro
  • Mineralogy
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Palaeobiology and the Stratigraphic Record
  • Planetary Geology
  • The Sedimentary World

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-levels: ABB-BBB including at least two from: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths, Use of Maths or Physics. 
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include two from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths, Use of Maths or Physics. 
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language and Maths. 
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass science diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. To include Physics, Chemistry and Maths Level 3 credits.
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Nationals

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21515 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21515 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
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