Our courses are specially tailored to provide you with a broad understanding of the fundamental concepts in geology, as well as enabling you to pursue your own interests.
All of our programmes are modular and our specialist degrees allow you to focus on the areas of Applied and Environmental Geology, Geophysics or Palaeontology.
All of our courses are accredited by the Geological Society, demonstrating that our degrees offer high-quality teaching as well as providing the skills necessary for a career as a professional geologist.
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Our flexible degree programmes include a common core during the first year, meaning you can switch between degrees at the end of the first year (subject to meeting any specific entry requirements e.g. A-levels).
All the programmes provide degree-specific modules from the second year onwards. In the third year (and fourth, if applicable) you will also have a range of option modules to allow you to study the topics that interest you most.
We also ensure that it is possible to transfer between the three-year BSc and the four-year MGeol degrees - so you can graduate with the qualification most appropriate for your future career.
Geology BSc (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F600
We’re walking on billions of years of history. And in this geology degree, you’ll learn how to piece it all together, to understand how our planet works, and what it takes to carve out a career working on it.
Applied and Environmental Geology BSc (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F610
The world’s population is growing every day. But our planet’s resources are worryingly finite. In this geology degree, you’ll learn how to apply geoscience principles to tackle the world’s big environmental issues.
Geology with Palaeontology BSc (with optional year abroad or in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F641
Life. Evolution. Extinction. They might be huge concepts, but you can easily break them down through the lens of palaeontology. If you love fossils, and what they can tell us, this geology degree is for you.
Environmental Science BSc (with optional year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F750
By studying a diversity of topics across Geography, Geoscience and Biological Sciences, including climate change, conservation, ecology, and sustainable natural resources, you will gain key skills for the critical environmental challenges facing society in the coming century.
Physical Geography and Geology BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: F8F6
This is for you if you have a broad interest in Earth Science and our environment and want to study at the boundary of the disciplines of physical geography and geology.
Geology with Foundation Year BSc (with optional year in industry and optional year abroad)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F993
There’s always another way to follow your passion. If you don’t quite have the entry requirements to study geology at Leicester, this STEM Foundation Year degree is for you.
Geology MGeol (with optional year in industry and optional year abroad)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F601
The more we study the earth, the more questions we have, the more problems we face. Geared towards undertaking important PhD research, this degree will show you how to become a crucial part of this equation.
Applied and Environmental Geology MGeol (with optional year in industry and optional year abroad)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F611
Applying geoscience to solve resource issues has never been more important. But we need the brightest minds to lead the charge. This is your chance to jump on board and work towards cutting-edge PhD research.
Geology with Palaeontology MGeol (with optional year in industry and optional year abroad)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS Code: F642
Fossils. They already tell us so much about life. But in many ways, we’ve only just scratched the surface. Along with building your skills and knowledge in the scientific study of fossils, this degree is your gateway towards PhD research.