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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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
100%of students satisfied with learning opportunities on the course**BSc (Hons) Geology, National Student Survey 2020
94%overall satisfaction - BSc (Hons) Geology**National Student Survey 2020
94%of students satisfied with academic support**BSc (Hons) Geology - National Student Survey 2020
Top10in the UK for Student satisfaction with teaching and feedback**Guardian University Guide 2020
5thfor teaching quality in the UK**Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Geology subject area
2ndfor student satisfaction **The Complete University Guide 2021
5thin the UK for graduate prospects**The Complete University Guide 2021
Numberfor student experience in the UK**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Geology subject area
7thin the UK for graduate prospects**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, Geology subject area
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. 

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Geology facilities

Study in modern and well-equipped surroundings, including the map library and the Petrology Lab.

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What our Geology graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

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Undergraduate Live Online Events

While we’re not able to welcome you in person to our campuses at the moment, we’re not going to let that stop us showing you all the great things about studying at Derby.

We’re currently planning our autumn Open Events to bring you the best possible online and on-campus experience.

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If you don’t have a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or maybe your gap year plans are on hold – don’t worry. Call our Clearing hotline on 01332 592020 and explore your options.

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