Old Aberdeen Campus
Geology provides a knowledge of the way the Earth works and is vital to the understanding of the nature and origin of Earth’s resources.
The city of Aberdeen plays a huge role in Europe’s energy industry, making it the most relevant place in the UK to study Geology and Petroleum Geology.
Year 1: Earth Through Geological Time; Earth’s Materials.
Year 2: Stratigraphical Principles; Petrology & Mineralogy; Introduction to Field Geology; Geophysics.
Year 3: Petroleum Geology; Field and Mapping Techniques; Structural Geology & Tectonics; Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology; Sedimentology; Field & Mapping Techniques 2.
Year 4: Independent Geological Mapping Project;Petroleum Geology: Geochemistry and Geofluids; Surface & Subsurface Digital Imaging; Geological Synthesis.
2023 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) including 2 maths or science subjects by end S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Geography at A and a maths or science subject.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.