Geology Undergraduate Courses

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.

Our geology courses prepare you for a rewarding future exploring, producing and managing the Earth's resources. We’ll give you a broad perspective, with fieldtrips in the UK and overseas that will help bring your geology studies to life.

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Shortlisted for University of the Year

The University of Derby has been shortlisted for the sector’s most prestigious accolade – the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year Award 2019.

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As part of my course, I went on a fieldtrip to the Pacific Northwest, USA. The highlight of the trip was the three days spent on Mount St Helens. Nothing beats seeing the geology you study at a desk, out in the real world.

Megan Hopkins
Geology with Environmental Hazards (Joint Honours) graduate
97%overall satisfaction - BA (Hons) Geology**National Student Survey 2019
Top10in the UK for Student satisfaction with teaching and feedback**Guardian University Guide 2020
2ndfor teaching quality in the UK**Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Find out about our Geology courses at the University of Derby

Specialist Facilities

We've invested in our facilities so that you can develop your practical skills in realistic environments. 

What our Geology graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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