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Palaeontology BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course info

UCAS CODE F641
**Overview**Are you interested in studying the processes of how life on Earth began, evolved and diversified? Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty as well as spending time in the lab? Get ready to dig up the past on our BSc (Hons) Palaeontology degree course, which is accredited by The Geological Society of London.- Reveal the secrets of ancient life in our petrology and palaeontology laboratories, stocked with rock, mineral and fossil specimens- Work alongside our active academic research ... READ MORE

Different course options

Full time | Main Site | 3 Years | 18-SEP-23

Key stats

Uni rankings

WUSCA student ranking
WUSCA student ranking
These are the 2022 rankings, based on ratings given by past and current students.
49th / 95
CUG ranking
Complete University Guide Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
69th
CUG subject ranking
Complete University Guide Subject Ranking
Source: Complete University Guide 2023
26th

Start date and duration

Start date
18-SEP-23
Full Time
3 Years

Earth Sciences

Drop-out rate
Drop-out rate
The percentage of students who didn't finish the course.
Calculated by 100% - (% of students continuing course + % of students completed course)
100 - 85 = 15% Drop-out rate
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Employment rate
Employment rate
The percentage of students in full-time work 6 months after finishing their course.
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Average salary
Average salary
Source: UNISTATS, 2019

Earth Sciences graduate salary at this uni
£22,000
UK Earth Sciences graduate salary
£21,000

Modules
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Source: IDP Connect, September 2022

Entry requirements
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A level
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Previous study
Previous study
The most common A-levels taken by students who end up studying this subject at uni.
Source: HESA, 2018

Earth Sciences

Top 5 A-levels taken by students who study this subject at uni
Geography
53%
Geology
47%
Biology
36%
Mathematics
24%
Chemistry
23%

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How Paleontology students rated:

Student rating ( 4.4) 24 reviews

5 star 46%
4 star 50%
3 star 4%
2 star 0%
1 star 0%

How all students rated:

Student rating ( 4.1) 1,659 reviews

5 star 34%
4 star 50%
3 star 13%
2 star 2%
1 star 1%
University of Portsmouth
CUG ranking
69th
Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
( 4.1)
Based in the heart of the UK's only island city, the University of Portsmouth is committed to giving every student a life-changing experience. Outstanding teaching and wide-ranging support make for a lively community where students develop skills and confidence for a rewarding life. Portsmouth’s commitment to students’ future careers is impressive. The latest statistics show 95% of graduates in work or further study. The University achieved a top 10 ranking for Career Prospects in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022. Portsmouth offers a wide range of degrees across areas of business and law, creative and cultural industries, humanities and social sciences, science and technology. All courses reflect the university’s commitment to students’ future careers.

Where you'll study

University of Portsmouth

University House Winston Churchill Avenue Portsmouth
PO1 2UP United Kingdom Nearest train station: Portsmouth & Southsea  0.1 miles away