Geology and Environmental Hazards (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Geology and Environmental Hazards at University of Derby

From earthquakes to mudslides, flooding to volcanic activity, tsunami to avalanches, natural disasters regularly dominate our news. One of only a few courses of its kind in the UK, the BSc (Hons) Geology and Environmental Hazards takes you behind the headlines, giving you scientific insights into how such events are triggered and what we can do to address them.

  • Join a university with an outstanding reputation in this field: Geology at Derby is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback, Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Discover the causes of hazards and the fascinating processes which take place on and within the Earth
  • Explore hazards ranging from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions, coastal erosion to landslides, drought to flooding
  • Gain highly specialised skills and knowledge which will prepare you for careers which are critical to our collective global future
  • Benefit from a powerful combination of latest theories, practical work and field studies, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience
  • Investigate active hazards on fascinating fieldtrips: in the past, our students have conducted fieldwork as far afield as the USA and Tenerife
  • Study amid some of the most outstanding geology and landscapes in the British Isles, with the Peak District National Park right on your doorstep
  • Learn from friendly, supportive and expert staff whose research is breaking new ground in many aspects of geoscience

On the frontline of tackling hazards

High-calibre graduate geologists are in great demand across the world

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • At least a C in Science or Social Science at A-level (or equivalent qualification)

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification


  • 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition

  • N/A


  • N/A

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