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If you want to find out what skills you will learn from a course in geology or if you have a degree in geology and are wondering what to do next, click on the links below to find out more about the options available to you.

For tips and advice on preparing your CV, download the document below by Dr Sarah Davies (Department of Geology Careers tutor at the University of Leicester):
Further information about the types of jobs available in the specialist areas of geoscience are explained in our new 'Choose Earth science' leaflet:

Women in Science: Explore the data for countries worldwide

Women in Science

Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. While a growing number of women are enrolling in university, many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career, but there are some surprising exceptions.

Explore the the latest data for countries at all stages of development using an embedded interactive tool produced by the Unesco Institute for Statistics.

100 of the UK's leading professional scientists

Science Council LogoTo celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Science Council ran a competition to find 100 of the UK's leading professional scientists. The results were announced on 14 January 2014 and there were seven successful candidates with a background in Geology. Click through to see the results and examples of the many career paths a grounding in geology can enable.

The Geological Society Careers Days

Geoscience Careers

Careers Advice from Future Morph

The Science Council's website for young people, parents and teachers provides information on the wide range of careers from science and maths.

The Early Career Geologist Award


Take part in the Early Career Geologist Award