Geology BSc (Hons) 2021 entry
The BSc in Geology at St Andrews will provide you with a deep understanding of the materials, structures, and processes that have characterised the solid Earth throughout its 4.6 billion year history. The BSc Geology degree emphasises the origin and chemistry of rocks and minerals, geological mapping, and the processes and events that have shaped the rock record.
Teaching provides training in Earth dynamics, the formation of minerals, rocks and sediments and their interaction with the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, using fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and biology to build a deep understanding of the Earth.
Students interested in this course may also be interested in the Environmental Earth Sciences BSc or the Earth Sciences MGeol Integrated Masters course, which allows you to graduate with a Master in Geology.
The BSc in Geology from St Andrews is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to gaining Chartered Geologist status.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences conducts leading-edge research worldwide, and in the UK Research Excellence Framework 2014, the School was ranked first in the UK based on the impact of its research.
Joint Honours degrees
You can take Geology as part of a joint Honours degree alongside one of the following subjects.
“Environmental Earth Sciences at St Andrews appealed to me due to the practical skills it equips students with through extensive fieldwork. Additionally, the close student-staff relations and small class sizes create a friendly atmosphere in the School. The flexible degree structure has allowed me to explore different fields of study and get involved in cutting-edge research.”
Stella (Weimar, Germany)