School of Earth and Environment
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Year In Industry

The Geology programme at Leeds offers you the option of spending a year in industry between Years 2 and 3 of your studies. This allows you to gain valuable hands-on experience, and earn a salary, before you complete the final year of your degree.

You can choose this option through UCAS, apply to F634 BSc Geological Sciences (Industrial). You can also start on a regular BSc Geological Sciences degree and register your interest in this exciting opportunity after you begin.

The School has strong connections with industry and will help you through the search, application and interview process. You may end up working in or near Leeds, near your home, or perhaps overseas. The School will provide guidance and assistance throughout the process and will support you during your placement, liaising with your employer to ensure that your work is of value to your academic development.

Students who choose the Year in Industry option frequently receive attractive offers of employment when they graduate.  The employability benefits include opportunities to:

  • apply your academic learning in the workplace
  • gain valuable work experience, as part of your degree, that will enhance your CV and job opportunities
  • enhance your personal development and life skills
  • develop your transferable skills, providing important evidence for job application forms
  • return to your final year of studies with enthusiasm and a better appreciation of the opportunities available to you as a student at the University of Leeds

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