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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4. University of St Andrews

Despite some fluctuation in its ranking, the University of St Andrews has now been in the Top 10 UK Universities for Geology for nine years in a row. St Andrews' crowning glory is undoubtedly its outstanding table-topping Graduate Prospects. When combined with its impressive Research Quality, it is more than justified for St Andrews has some of the highest Entry Standards on the Geology League Table. The location of the University of St Andrews is ideal for Geology students, with the geology of Scotland being unusually varied for a country so small.

Search through Geology courses at the University of St Andrews.