Geology with Foundation Year (BSc (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
find out

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 with Foundation Year at University of Derby

  • Geology at Derby is ranked third for student satisfaction in The Complete University Guide 2019
  • 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
  • Geology at Derby is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback, Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to complete this academically challenging and stimulating honours degree in four years
  • Prepare to join a profession where high-calibre graduates are in great demand across the world
  • Meet rigorous standards on our four-year BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation Year degree which is accredited by The Geological Society and take your first step towards becoming a Chartered Geologist
  • Make the most of the exceptional geology of the Peak District National Park which lies right on our doorstep
  • Hone your skills through challenging fieldwork: our students have undertaken geological investigations in Snowdonia, Scotland, Tenerife and the Pyrenees
  • Explore environmental hazards such as volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Learn from an enthusiastic and experienced team of research active staff

You can also take Geology as a Joint Honours subject.

*Accreditation from The Geological Society applies to the four year BSc (Hons) Geology with Foundation Year course only

Developed with your future employment in mind, this course is your stepping stone to a career exploring, producing and managing the Earth's resources.

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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