Geoscience Undergraduate Courses

The role of modern Geoscientists has never been as important. As the harsh reality of the impacts of climate change and the sustainability of the world's resources begin to resonate, the need for innovation, bold ideas, and fresh thinking is growing in demand from countries all over the world.

We're in the process of developing new and exciting, future-focused courses in geoscience. Keep checking this page for the latest updates. In the meantime, take a look at some of the latest news within the School of Built and Natural Environment.

Our expert teaching team are involved in a diverse range of research, which is carried out within the University's Environmental Sustainability Research Centre which aims to address local, national and global goals for sustainable development, environmental understanding and clean growth. 

Their wide-ranging work includes research into:

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A new perspective on continental breakup

Our Geoscience teaching team have been working with a research group to review the latest evidence for the causes of continental breakup.

Find out more about our research on continental breakupFind out more about our research on continental breakup
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How climate change affects coastal areas

Our research aim is to help people living in coastal communities in Ghana find strategies to cope with environmental change, such as sea level rises, erosion, and plastic pollution.

Find out more about our research in GhanaFind out more about our research in Ghana
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How we're helping corals survive

Our Aquatic Research Facility is carrying out work across the globe to make coral reefs more resilient in the man-made afflictions such as pollution and climate change.

Find out more about our coral reef research Find out more about our coral reef research
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Building Sustainability

A "truly sustainable" house, built with breathable walls and an "earth tube" for heating, has been built near Derby with the help from a team from our Architecture programme.

Find out more about the "truly sustainable" house projectFind out more about the "truly sustainable" house project
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Finding signs of life deep inside glaciers

Our microbiology researchers have dug deep into the ice at the bottom of glaciers to find out what is living inside – or whether there is life there at all.

Find out more about our microbiology research in glaciersFind out more about our microbiology research in glaciers
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Undergraduate Open Days

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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Student stories

Our students and graduates are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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