BSc (Hons) Geology

Geology Field Trip

If you're fascinated by the story of how our planet has changed over time, then this course is for you.

Why choose to study BSc (Hons) Geology at Derby?

Employable Graduates - We're ranked 15th highest amongst all UK universities, and 12th for English institutions, with 96.9% of our graduates in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

Our BSc (Hons) Geology course is accreddited by The Geological Society, this means that the course satisfies the first stage of professional training to become a Chartered Geologist. The accreditation also demonstrates the standard of quality that you can expect to receive from the course.

Fieldwork lies at the heart of this course. You'll visit Scotland to experience a broad variety of rocks and structures, Yorkshire to learn about geological mapping techniques, Wales to study processes and products of metamorphism and deformation, and work with sedimentary sequences, Tenerife to analyse volcanic processes, environments and hazards, and Dorset to study petroleum geology. You'll also go on a number of industrial site visits.

  • We are providing all new students with FREE basic field equipment which they need for this course.
  • Derby is close to some of the most outstanding geology and landscapes of the British Isles, making us a prime location to study geology.
  • You'll be taught by an academic team who are enthusiastic about the subject and active in research to give you the best student experience.
  • This course offers lots of hands-on training in the laboratory and through fieldwork in the UK and abroad to allow you to put the theory you learn into practice.

Take a look at what some of our former students are up to now.

Places still available for September 2015

Call our Clearing Hotline on 01332 592015 for further information.