**High-calibre graduate geologists are in great demand across the world - this is an academically challenging and stimulating course, designed with your future employment in mind.** **WHY STUDY GEOLOGY AT DERBY?** - 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 second for teaching quality out of 28 other higher education providers, according to the Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2018. To help you develop strong scientific skills, you may have the opportunity to help with our teaching team's research. - 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. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - Your first year provides an introduction to some of the key skills you’ll need to develop, such as your knowledge of rocks, minerals and gemstones, and the stratigraphical record. Your second and third years offer optional modules covering topics such as geological hazards, engineering geology and geomorphology, alongside specialist core modules for you to choose from and tailor your degree in line with your career aspirations. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - We use a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, field and laboratory notebooks, portfolios, posters, oral presentations, presentations on social media and exams. You may be assessed individually or as part of a group. **YOUR CAREER** - 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. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is available with a Foundation Year option. - You can combine another subject with this course to study a Joint Honours degree.