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Geology Personal Statements

Your personal statement should describe what appeals to you about geology, and why you want to learn more about it at university to enter a career as a geochemist, mudlogger, engineering geologist, or one of many more other options.

Admissions tutors want to know why you will make a good geology candidate, and the skills and experience you can bring to their department.

Our geology personal statement examples should inspire you to write your own unique statement, and help you understand how students have successfully applied for film studies in the past.

My interest in the natural world started early in my life. At the age of 4 and at my first school years, my favorite trip was at the Greek Natural History museum where I admired the shinny purple stones, the giraffe, the lions, and most of all, the huge Triceratops skeleton...
A visit to a collection of minerals and gemstones while holidaying in the Lake District in 2006 opened my eyes to the fascinating subject of geology. Seeing naturally dull rock split open to reveal a myriad of vibrant crystals posed many questions: where had this discovery been made and, more intriguingly, how had it formed? My wish to find out more about these mineral forms and the rocks that had sheltered their intricate beauty started my interest in geology...
Throughout my life I have possessed a keen interest in geography. I am in awe of the natural power of our world. When I was young, I was mystified and enthralled by the sheer size of the oceans and the mountains...
The sheer intricacy of our planet is something that has always left me in utter amazement. From the creation of mountains to the way we as humans evolved. Science is a deep rooted love that has grown since I was a young child...
It only takes travelling around a small area to develop a curiosity about your surroundings; however, having visited Iceland, Morocco and Scotland amongst other areas of geological significance, I have developed more than a curiosity...
Geology acts as a spyglass into the past, enabling us to understand the ancient environment and how its evolution is a key component to our survival. Through the study of Mineralogy and Palaeontology I have understood the importance of unravelling the earth's structure and mineral composition for both environmental and human benefit...
Everyone wakes up in the morning hoping to achieve something in life. That ‘something’ is what keeps them going every day. For me, it is my strong desire to contribute to society. I believe the best way to do that is by helping them understand the earth’s mechanism and how to maximise its potential to not just complement our lives but to make it better...
The Earth is constantly adapting to new changes. In fact, there is a great network progressively engaged to the reasoning of this occurrence and that is the link of natural processes and human civilization...
I have lived my whole life in North West England, exposed to the dramatic landscape provided by the Pennines; the natural beauty held by this scenery has never failed to leave me in awe. From a young age I have been interested in the wonders of the world, from the formation of extensive mountain ranges to the unyielding power of the Earth as visualised in the aftermath of tectonic activity...
‘In reading the rocks, we read the story of our restless planet. We come to understand the complex patterns of interaction and the nature of change over deep geological time.’ Seeing this inscribed on a wall at the Natural History Museum made me realise, in the simplest words possible, why I want to study Geology...

As liberalism is giving way to realism in international relations, trade growth and progress will yield to a scramble for resources and survival...