Palaeontology Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Bristol 85% 5% 5% £9250 £24700 147 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth 94% 7% 5% £9250 £18300 105 Portsmouth On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Birkbeck, University of London - - - £4625 £4625 - London On campus Part-time
University of Birmingham 88% 0% 5% £9250 - 129 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 88% 0% 5% £9250 - 129 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Leicester 94% 4% 5% - - 113 Leicester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 85% 5% 5% - - 147 Manchester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
94 /100
5151 students of Palaeontology in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Palaeontology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22593 £22910 £26699
25-75 percentile range £19101 - £26635 £17239 - £29571 £20463 - £33631

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22267 £24414 £28299
25-75 percentile range £18977 - £25935 £18600 - £29791 £21771 - £34096

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Palaeontology

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Palaeontology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Palaeontology

  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Gas and Mining Companies
  • Museums
  • Historical Exhibits

Specialisations within Palaeontology

  • Micropaleontology
  • Paleobotany
  • Palynology
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Human Paleontology
  • Taphonomy
  • Ichnology
  • Paleoecology

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Palaeontology who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Palaeontology (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Palaeontology at Imperial College of Science

25% Natural and social science professionals
20% Information Technology Professionals
20% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
20% Engineering professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Palaeontology

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Palaeontology studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Geology - MGeol
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

The median salary of graduates of Palaeontology was £22593 15 months after graduation, £22910 3 years after graduation and £26699 5 years after graduation.

Palaeontology at University of Portsmouth received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 94 out of 100 among 9 respondents.