Geology and Environmental Hazards with Foundation Year (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

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About Geology and Environmental Hazards with Foundation Year at University of Derby

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

  • Build a strong platform for success in your studies: the foundation year is invaluable if you are thinking of a career change or keen to explore a new subject area
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to complete this academically challenging and stimulating honours degree in four years
  • 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
  • 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

Hands-on learning experiences

We specialise in real-world learning, providing you with plenty of opportunities to translate theory into practice. Most of the modules on the BSc (Hons) Geology and Environmental Hazards with Foundation Year feature training in technical, practical and fieldwork skills. Field-based study is integrated across all years of the course and you will become familiar with innovative techniques in areas like spatial analysis.

To equip you for the challenge, you will receive free basic field equipment in your second year. The kit includes a compass clinometer, hand lens, hard hat, high-visibility jacket, professional field notebook and copies of the British Geological Survey geological map of the UK.

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-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

UCAS points

  • 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)

Specific requirements at A-level

  • N/A

Specific requirements at GCSE

  • GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.


  • 6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)

Interview / Audition

  • N/A


  • N/A

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