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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7. University of Exeter

Breaking the trend, the University of Exeter's Geology ranking is usually switching between rising and falling but this year has climbed up two places from ninth to seventh place. With high scores all round, Exeter stands a good chance of staying in the Top 10 next year, with their Student Satisfaction and Graduate Prospects being particularly impressive. The University of Exeter has a respected Geology department, and their programmes are accredited by The Geological Society, the oldest national geological society in the world.

Search through Geology courses at the University of Exeter.