Geology is the study of the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that mould its surface, and the interaction of people with the physical environment. Geologists are vital for understanding the development of mineral resources and long-term maintenance of the environment. With the rapidly increasing global population, geologists will be needed to maintain resource output and minimise damage to the environment. They are employed in a wide range of workplaces. As part of this course, you will benefit from special advanced units in geology that are not available to other students. Many students will go on to further Postgraduate studies in geology.