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Discover BSc (Hons) Geology

Why choose this course?

According to radiometric dating, Earth was formed 4.54 billion years ago. Since that time, it has flourished to become one of the only known astronomical objects on which life has been detected – but how has it adapted over these years and what does its future hold? If questions like this fill you with wonder, start your journey of discovery with us.

  • Ranked number two for teaching quality out of 31 other higher education providers, according to The Times and Sunday Times, 2016
  • BSc (Hons) Geology is accredited by the Geological Society, so when you graduate you will have completed the first stage of professional training to become a Chartered Geologist
  • Fieldtrips in the UK and overseas to help bring your studies to life. Past students have travelled to Snowdonia, Northwest Scotland, Anglesey, the Pacific Northwest and the Pyrenees
  • Our facilities include specialist laboratories such as our sedimentary, petrology and geotechnical laboratories, to support the practical elements of your study
  • Our courses are specially designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills that employers around the world are looking for.

You can also study Geology as a joint honours degree, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Entry requirements

CourseEntry requirementsUCAS code
BSc (Hons) Geology 280 UCAS points F600
Geology (Joint Honours)  260-300 UCAS points  Y002

Where will it take you?

96.9% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.

A degree in geology is a great start for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have gone on to secure roles such as:

  • Graduate Geo Technician at AMEY
  • Geo Technical Engineer at Mouchel
  • Microgeneration Assistant at Good Energy
  • Graduate Engineer Geologist at DTS Raeburn Ltd
  • Graduate Consultant at Hydrock Consultants Ltd
  • Higher Medical Laboratory Assistant at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.