Where Can I Study Geology In South Africa

What is a Geology?

Geology is a branch of natural science concerned with the Earth and other astronomical objects, the rocks of which they are composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Modern geology significantly overlaps all other Earth sciences, including hydrology.

Where Can I Study Geology In South Africa

The following schools offer geology in South Africa:

  • University of Cape Town.
  • University of Witwatersrand.
  • University of Johannesburg.
  • University of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Stellenbosch University.

How many years does it take to study geology in South Africa?

 In South Africa, learners in tertiary education institutions are offered an exit BSc degree after three years. However, “a four-year” or Honors degree is generally considered minimum to become a professional geologist.

What subjects are needed to study geology?

To study Geology in South Africa, you need to pass the prerequisite subjects or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and biology are normally required. However, Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements.

What is the APS score for geology?

To be considered, for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of “at least 21 years old”. – For the National Diploma: Geology (Extended Curriculum) applicants will be selected by a departmental selection panel. Those who achieve the minimum APS score will be shortlisted.

What are the personal requirements I need to become a geologist in South Africa?

Here the personal requirements to become a geologist in South Africa:

  • Enjoy technical and scientific activities
  • Willing to adhere to safety requirements
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to prepare accurate records and reports
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Prepared to work outdoors in a range of environments and on irregular schedules.

Can I study geology in South Africa without Maths?

No. As mathematics especially calculus is a core requirement for Geology.

Provided “Geology” is your goal, you must need the following: a year of physics, a year of chemistry, mathematics through calculus, and the normal geology courses (including such favorites as mineralogy, optical mineralogy, crystallography, igneous and sedimentary petrology, structural geology, and others as may be required at your particular school).

What is a geologist’s salary in South Africa?

In South Africa, the average geologist salary in South Africa is R 540 006 per year or R 277 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 282 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 7 458 295 per year.