Accredited by the Geological Society as a fast track route to Fellowship with professional recognition as a Chartered Geologist. The Department of Earth Sciences was ranked 6th in the UK in the 2008 RAE with 70% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. Teaching is complemented by an extensive fieldwork training programme with several field studies in the UK, Europe and the US. The Department was ranked 6th in the UK in the 2008 National Student Survey with an "Overall Student Satisfaction" rating of 97%. You will benefit from the wide range of research activities and expertise within the department, and from industrial and commercial partnerships.