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Our department is internationally recognised for its teaching and research, making it an ideal environment to study an undergraduate degree.

Our friendly and approachable staff are leading authorities in their fields and, together with state-of-the-art facilities and world-leading laboratories, we provide our students with the best possible opportunity to succeed. Find your future here and help change the world for the better.

  • Top 10 UK Earth Science department (The Guardian University Guide, 2024)
  • High quality teaching from internationally recognised experts, ensuring our degrees are up to date with latest developments
  • Strong industrial contacts and alumni links for placement and networking opportunities
  • Lyell Geoscience Society run by students, plus Lyell work experience and Lyell Research Scholarships
  • Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide, 2024)
  • Personal advisor system and individual supervision of projects, we really support our students at every stage

We accept around 45 undergraduate students every year, across a wide range of 3-year (BSc) and 4-year (MSci) single honours degrees. All of our degrees have been accredited by the Geological Society as a fast track route to Fellowship with professional recognition as a Chartered Geologist. Furthermore several of our courses can be combined with either a year in a foreign university or a year in industry.

Our compelling course curriculum is underpinned by our cutting-edge research which means you will be in touch with the very latest developments in our research areas of:
• Energy and Resources
• Dynamic Earth and Solar System
• Climate, Ocean and Atmosphere

Teaching is supported by an extensive fieldwork training programme with field studies in the UK and Europe,  which really brings our courses to life.

Read more about studying here in our Undergraduate Studies brochure (PDF). 

No previous qualifications in geology are required to join our undergraduate degrees. You can choose from:

Full details on each degree course can be viewed by clicking on the UCAS code. (Opens in a new window)

BSc Earth, Climate and Environmental Change F764
MSci Earth, Climate and Environmental Change F767
BSc Geosciences and Sustainable Energy FH62
BSc Environmental Geology F630
BSc Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry F690
BSc Geology F600
BSc Geology with a Year in Industry F603
BSc Geology with Integrated Foundation Year F6oF
MSci Environmental Geoscience F631
MSci Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry F644
MSci Environmental Geoscience with an International Year* FP42
MSci Geoscience F601
MSci Geoscience with a Year in Industry F642
MSci Geoscience with a Year of International Study* F602
*International Year option: As part of these MSci programmes (FP42 and F602), students can elect to spend a year abroad (Canada, USA, Australia or New Zealand), experiencing new, challenging learning environments and cultures.  




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