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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You will learn about and investigate the nature, dynamics and evolution of the processes that shaped the Earth over the past four billion years. You'll visit world-famous sites of geological interest, and access leading-edge facilities, including the largest Earth and marine sciences library in Europe. You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to excel in your career, and tackle some of the world's greatest critical challenges, or continue your studies into research.As part of this course you will:- study in a world-leading research institution, National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)- access superb facilities, including the National Oceanographic Library and 150 laboratories- participate in field trips both in the UK and abroadAccredited by the Geological Society of London, this means that our teaching is of the highest quality and approved by an independent body of academics and experts.Geology at the University of Southampton is ranked in the top 50 globally and 8th among UK universities (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).Subject to revalidation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,580per year

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A level : ABB

ABB to include one science subject. A level science subjects considered include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Computer Science and Electronics. Science practical components must be passed. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.Contextual Offer: BBB including one acceptable science subject (minimum of grade B)


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University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 30 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%



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