Geology/Geoscience

Study one of the Earth sciences and you can expect to be concerning yourself with topics such as the evolution of life, planetary interiors, the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, oceanic and atmospheric phenomena, and earth surface processes.

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Geology/Geoscience

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
The Netherlands
Dedicated academic building and student residences. Connected to UvA and VU campuses.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Bryn Mawr College
USA
Suburban Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
University of Edinburgh
Scotland - UK
A mix of City and Island Campus in a City – with several subject-based campuses that are spread out across the city centre and surrounding areas.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, often with the opportunity to study additional outside modules.
University of Exeter
UK
Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses – Suburban Campus Penryn Campus – Rural Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have single subject and combined subjects for most of our programmes, but we do also off more interdisciplinary options such as Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Flexible Combined Honours.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Physical Geography
BSc
Digital Geosciences
BSc
Petroleum Geology
BSc/MSci
Engineering Geology and Geotechnics
BSc/MSci
Exploration Geology
BSc/MSci
Palaeontology
BSc/MSci
Geophysics
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Useful Skills

ICT
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Staying Positive (Resilience)
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