Top 10 UK Universities for Geology 2017

The Complete University Guide's 2017 subject league tables rank institutions by Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Research Intensity and Graduate Prospects.

As the old saying goes, Geology rocks! Geology is the science of solid Earth and the rocks of which it is composed. The study of Geology helps us to understand, amongst many other things, tectonic plates. Developing our knowledge of tectonic plates gives us a greater understanding of volcanoes and earthquakes, making them easier to predict and protect ourselves against. As such, Geologists can quite literally save lives, and with that in mind, here are our Top 10 UK Universities for Geology 2017:

"University of Cambridge Geology students mapping cross-cutting dykes at Porthmeor"

2. University of Cambridge

Having never placed lower than second in the Top 10 UK Universities for Geology, this year breaks the University of Cambridge's seven-year streak at the top of the Geology League Table. As one would expect with Cambridge, their Entry Standards are far higher than any other university offering Geology degrees. Cambridge also holds an impressive score for Student Satisfaction – a rarity among the higher performing universities. The success doesn't stop there, as Cambridge has the joint-second highest Research Quality and fourth highest Graduate Prospects on the Geology League Table. The University of Cambridge is clearly passionate about Geology, and students will have the opportunity to go on heavily subsidised field trips across the UK and Europe.

Search through Geology courses at the University of Cambridge.