What our students say - Geology - University of Derby


Loren Moody, BSc (Hons) Geology "We went to Tenerife in the second year to study volcanoes and lava flow. It was so exciting to realise that this was something you could be doing as a job in the future."

Paige Colling, BSc (Hons) Geology

Paige Colling

"The sheer quantity and quality of field trips to Scotland, Wales, Tenerife, Pyrenees, America as well as local field trips make Derby a great place to gain valuable field experience.  While studying geology at Derby the balance of lectures, practical’s and fieldwork ensures you learn the most from each module and gain skills for employment".

BSc (Hons) Geology

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Leanne Cooney, BSc (Hons) Geology

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"Geology is a very hands on course, with a big influence on fieldwork. It is amazing to see the theories you study within a classroom in reality, it really helps your understanding of the subject. Studying Geology over the past three years at Derby has given me universal skills that I can relate to many professions such as petroleum, mining and engineering". 

BSc (Hons) Geology

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Lewis Kelter, BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Hazards

Lewis Kelter Geography JH

"The main reason why I chose to study this course is simply because it’s what I enjoy, as well as Derby having a great reputation for Geoscience. It also has allowed me to travel to variety of destinations including North America".

BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Hazards

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Germaine Burton, BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Hazards

Germaine Burton

"The 7 day residential trip to Morocco as part of my degree was fantastic. I have secured a training place for a secondary teaching career and was able to refer to the trip during my interview and presentations.  The experience will be invaluable"

BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Hazards

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Paul Williams, graduate

"My time at Derby can be expressed with the words that were said to me on my very first day: It doesn't matter what you did in the past, it only matters what you will do in the future; if you have it in you then we'll help you get it out. If you want a strong, practical, hands-on degree that will help launch you up the career ladder then sign up for Derby. The university gave me the solid foundations on which to build an enjoyable and fruitful career."

BSc (Hons) Geology

Lewis Barwell, BSc (Hons) Geology

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"I chose to do Geology at the University of Derby due to the amazing field trips and how many job opportunities there were linked to the subject. Simply put, it’s a subject that you can get incredibly invested in as it makes you see the world in an entirely new way. Geology has so many open doors, so pursuing a career in any aspect of geology, whether it be academia, engineering or resource exploration I’d always be able doing something that I have a passion for."

BSc (Hons) Geology

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