Geology Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff
Birkbeck, University of London 100% 5% 5% £4625 £7280 - online Part-time
The Open University 89% 10% 0% - - - online Part-time
The University of York 89% 10% 0% £3040 £3040 - online Part-time
The Open University - - 1% - - - online Part-time
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Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Geology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23000 £24496 £28785
25-75 percentile range £19969 - £26572 £19181 - £30313 £22339 - £36076

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22767 £25060 £29728
25-75 percentile range £19569 - £25841 £20394 - £30361 £23830 - £36891

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Geology

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 Geology 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

Specialisations within Geology

  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Earth Sciences
  • Hydrogeology
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Petroleum Geophysics
  • Waste Management

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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  • The following degrees are offered for Geology studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

According to a 2019 study conducted at Northeastern University in the U.S., 83% of business executives considered an online degree from a well-known institution to have the same value as its equivalent on-campus degree. The same study found that respect for online degrees has been increasing dramatically over the last decade. The reputation of the institution is generally more important than whether the degree is obtained online. The COVID pandemic has erased any remaining stigma that online education may have had in the past.

Geology - BSc (Hons) at Birkbeck, University of London received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 15 respondents.