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Geology and Earth Sciences 2017 - Applicants Thread

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    2017 Applicants Thread

    Welcome to the 2017 Geology and Earth Sciences Applicants Thread! This is a discussion thread for those of you applying to Geoscience courses for 2017 Entry.

    You may want to leave your details here using the following format:
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    A Levels taken: (+optional: predicted grades)
    Courses applied for:
    • University A (Course 1)
    • University B (Course 2)
    • University C (Course 3)
    • University D (Course 4)
    • University E (Course 5)
    Application outcomes:
    Favourite rock/mineral:
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    • Maths (essential for Geophysics)
    • Physics (essential for Geophysics)
    • Chemistry
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    • Geography
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    A Levels taken (and predicted grades): Geography (A*), Chemistry (A*) and French (A)

    I'm applying at:
    Leeds Uni - geological sciences (international)
    St Andrews - geology
    Durham - geography BSc
    Exeter - geology
    Manchester - geology and geography joint hons

    Favourite rock/mineral: pyrite

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    I'm thinking of applying to Imperial instead of Manchester
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    A Levels taken (predicted grades): Geography (A), Physics (A) and Politics (A*)

    I'm applying to:
    Birmingham- Geology
    St Andrews - Geology
    Exeter - Mining Engineering
    Exeter - Applied Geology
    Cardiff- Exploration and Resource Geology
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    (Original post by rockhead)
    A Levels taken (predicted grades): Geography (A), Physics (A) and Politics (A*)

    I'm applying to:
    Birmingham- Geology
    St Andrews - Geology
    Exeter - Mining Engineering
    Exeter - Applied Geology
    Cardiff- Exploration and Resource Geology
    My cousin did mining engineering at Exeter and absolutely loved it - it's meant to be a really good course
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    (Original post by c.lewis99)
    My cousin did mining engineering at Exeter and absolutely loved it - it's meant to be a really good course
    Its definitely going to be my first choice if I get an offer. Who doesn't want to blow stuff up?
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    Thought this article might be of interest to some of you...

    Geologists hit gold with best graduate pay (Sunday Times - paywall)

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