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Exploration Geology

Suited to students seeking the necessary skills for exploration, extraction and management in the hydrocarbon, metalliferous or bulk mineral industries.



Fieldwork contributions

All our programmes provide hands-on experience in real field situations at no extra cost. We also supply specialist equipment for working in the field, supporting the widest range of field experiences linked to classroom-based teaching. (Students are asked to make a contribution towards the cost of food whilst away and a deposit for some fieldwork equipment.)

My time at Cardiff was great fun. It was an excellent place to study and was thoroughly enjoyable. For my International year, I was lucky enough to go to University of British Columbia, Canada. It was simply fantastic and gave me a perspective on different universities and the wider field of exploration geology. I liked Cardiff so much that I stayed, and now work for Terradat, a geophysical company. My job involves travelling all over the UK and occasionally abroad, conducting geophysical investigations. We use a variety of techniques to enable us to solve problems.

Roger Stevens MESci Exploration and Resource Geology 2014


Our exploration and resource geology programmes are accredited by The Geological Society.