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A Guide to Geology Degrees Abroad

While studying the earth, why not travel it? Earning your geology degree abroad is the opportunity not only to explore the wide diversity of landscapes and ecosystems our planet contains, but also to immerse yourself within a new culture and push the limits of what you individually are capable of in academia and beyond. It’s a big world out there, and through travel you’ll discover that outside the classroom is where you learn most about it.

Why Earn Your Geology Degree Abroad

Geology is a discipline which subsumes national, cultural, and linguistic differences to study the underlying patterns of how our planet has developed the way it has. Geologists are more aware than most then, that to understand the future, we must look to the past. Pursuing a geology degree abroad will supplement your scientific studies with a world education that confirms this notion; you will discover how the planet, like the human civilizations which call it home, come to manifest from the same fundamental laws of nature.


Geology is a universal discipline which is studied all over the globe; as such you can travel to most countries to earn a geology degree abroad, without worrying too much about how the academic content will be skewed depending on your destination (a marked difference between the hard sciences and the social sciences).

To begin, English-speaking countries such as Australia and the United States not only offer some of the best universities in the world where you can earn a degree abroad in geology, but are also a few of the largest countries with the most diverse landscapes on the planet as well. It’s hard to argue against the attractiveness of these destinations.

On the other hand, travelling beyond the English-speaking world can be a hugely rewarding experience too, as it will challenge you to adapt to an entirely new language and culture during your studies. In this vein, countries ranging all the way from Germany to China can also be very attractive destinations for a geology degree abroad, in that they afford students a top-notch education amid tremendous geographical diversity as well.

As a disclaimer, if you do intend to earn your geology degree abroad outside of the English-speaking world, than most schools will expect you to be adept in the national language at the time of enrollment. Many will require you to pass a language proficiency exam to gain admittance.

Academics & Degrees

At the undergraduate level of your studies abroad, you will first have to decide whether you want to pursue a B.A. or a B.S. in geology. A B.A. in geology is for students who are interested in moving on to professions within the social sciences, such as teaching, while a B.S. in geology is better-suited for those interested in pursuing a career in the hard sciences, such as a professional geologist. Regardless of your specific geology degree abroad at the undergraduate level, you will likely take overlapping courses in related fields such as chemistry, anthropology, and environmental science.

If you are pursuing a graduate degree abroad in geology, then you will usually have the opportunity to move on to a specialization within the field. Engineering geology, environmental geology, mining geology, and petroleum geology are all examples of specific areas that you might decide to focus in. A Master’s degree abroad in geology generally requires one or two years to complete, while a PhD in geology will require several additional years of study on top of this.

Universities around the world vary widely in such factors as degree structure, tuition fees, and other academic norms, so be sure to take these into account while deciding on where to pursue your geology degree abroad. The opportunities are vast, so research widely!

Benefits & Challenges

Underlying Currents. Earning your degree abroad in geology will be the chance to learn about both the structural phenomena of planet earth and the underlying patterns of humanity which inhabits it. Talk about a well-rounded education.

Geographic Diversity. While deciding on where to pursue your geology degree abroad, you will have the opportunity to travel to any country whose ecosystems most excite your scientific curiosity. The entire planet is afoot.

Global Adventure. Far beyond academia, earning a degree abroad in geology is the chance to explore the world while young. You will learn valuable lessons in the classroom, but it will not compare to the education you receive outside.

It may be more comfortable to study geology from the comfort of the known, but travelling the world to undertake your geology degree abroad will push the limits of your experiential knowledge. Who knows what adventures await?

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