Take your first step towards becoming a Chartered Geologist by studying a course accredited by the Geological Society. Our accredited course will give you the professional skills and knowledge needed for a vast range of careers - from the petroleum and mining industries to the geotechnical and environmental sectors. We're located next to the Peak District National Park, so you'll be close to some of the most outstanding geology and landscapes in the British Isles. To gain a global perspective of geology, our students have visited the Pyrenees, Tenerife and the Pacific Northwest USA - you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad in the USA or Canada; a great personal experience and a major boost to your CV. Our teaching team are active researchers and are among the best in the country - we're ranked third for teaching quality out of 31 other higher education providers, according to the Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2017. To help you develop strong scientific skills, you may have the opportunity to help with our teaching team's research - their topics range from the environment of Cretaceous dinosaurs in Southern France, through to the dietary ecology of extinct and living sharks. To support your studies, you'll use our specialist sedimentary, petrology and geotechnical laboratories, and you'll have access to thousands of rock mineral and fossil samples to help you gather a broad knowledge-base of rock formation and their role in the history of Earth. As a Derby graduate, you’ll be well placed to respond to the changes in the geology profession and to enter roles in areas such as resources exploration and exploitation, engineering geology, environmental consultancy and monitoring, pollution control, and waste or water supply management.