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:

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3. University of Oxford

Having topped the Geology League Table once in 2009, the University of Oxford has never been outside the Top 5 UK Universities for Geology. As one would expect with Oxford, their Entry Standards are far higher than most other universities offering Geology degrees. The hard work required to gain a place at Oxford is not in vain, with Oxford holding the best Research Quality for Geology, as well as predictably strong Graduate Prospects. The University of Oxford clearly has a knack of ensuring their students remain passionate about Geology, with 86% of their graduates choosing first jobs where their degree can be applied directly.

Search through Geology courses at the University of Oxford.