BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?


  • Geology at Derby is ranked third for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2019
  • Build a strong platform for success in your studies: the foundation year is invaluable if you are thinking of a career change, keen to explore a new subject area or lack the formal qualifications to embark on our honours degree straight away
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to complete this academically challenging and stimulating honours degree in four years
  • Prepare to join a profession where high-calibre graduates are in great demand across the world
  • Meet rigorous standards on a degree accredited by The Geological Society and take your first step towards becoming a Chartered Geologist
  • Make the most of the exceptional geology of the Peak District National Park which lies right on our doorstep
  • Hone your skills through challenging fieldwork: our students have undertaken geological investigations in Snowdonia, Scotland, Tenerife, the Pyrenees and the USA
  • Explore environmental hazards such as volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Learn from an enthusiastic and experienced team of research active staff

You can also take Geology as a Joint Honours subject.

BSc (Hons) Geology accredited by The Geological Society

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