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BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation Year

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

Why choose this course?

96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree. (HESA, 2016)

High-calibre graduate geologists are in great demand across the world. This course prepares you for a rewarding future exploring, producing and managing the Earth’s resources.

  • If you have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to the honours degree programme, you can choose to start at foundation year stage‌
  • Take your first step towards becoming a Chartered Geologist on a degree accredited by The Geological Society
  • Develop the skills and knowledge for a vast range of careers – from the petroleum and mining industries to the geotechnical and environmental sectors
  • Discover some of the most outstanding geology and landscapes in the British Isles: the Peak District National Park is right on our doorstep
  • Gain practical experience on exciting fieldtrips: our students have conducted studies in Snowdonia, Scotland, Tenerife, the Pyrenees and the Pacific Northwest USA

You can also take Geology as a Joint Honours subject. 


BSc (Hons) Geology accredited by The Geological Society

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