Why Choose Geoscience at Leicester?

Choosing a degree, and a university to study at, is a difficult task and is one of the major decisions you will make in your life. If you need further advice, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team.

As a geology student at Leicester you will benefit from:

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    A thriving environment where you will be taught by internationally recognised geoscientists at the forefront of their field.
  • Excellent staff-student relations with high student satisfaction levels.
  • Enthusiastic staff using innovative teaching methods to inspire you to achieve your full potential.
  • Small group teaching and tutorials providing individually tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your degree.
  • An excellent field programme giving you opportunities for visits to Tenerife, Spain, Scotland and Wales.
  • Flexible courses so that you can follow your own interests and career aspirations.
  • A wide variety of specialist modules, such as Physical Volcanology or Diversity and Evolution of Vertebrates.
  • Active student geological societies who organise talks, field trips and departmental social activities.
  • Opportunities to study abroad in North America, New Zealand and Europe.
  • Unparalleled opportunities for vacation or year-out work experience resulting from our excellent links with employers.
  • Excellent career prospects.
  • Numerous scholarships and bursaries available to support your studies.

We are looking for students who:

  • Have an enthusiasm for scientific study and an enquiring mind.
  • Are willing to embrace new ideas and challenge existing views.
  • Enjoy problem solving and developing new skills.
  • Are looking for a challenging degree course.

We encourage you to visit us, either on a pre-application Open Day, or a UCAS Visit Day once you have applied. You are guaranteed a warm welcome and will be able to talk to staff, as well as to our current geoscience students. We look forward to meeting you!

Further Information

Gawen Jenkin

Interested in applying?

Contact: Professor Gawen Jenkin
Student Recruitment and School Liaison Tutor
E: geology@le.ac.uk

Dr Sarah Lee

Already applied?

Contact: Dr Sarah Lee
Admissions Tutor
E: geology@le.ac.uk

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