Geology at the University of Leicester

We provide a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment in which to learn about the evolution of our planet from geoscientists at the forefront of their field. Our teaching is led by our research and you will be taught by staff recognised internationally for their expertise in their field.

All our degrees include common modules in the first year, so you can transfer between courses as you discover those aspects of the geosciences which inspire you most and best match your particular interests and career aspirations. We pride ourselves on our excellent staff-student relations and have high student satisfaction levels not least because of our small group teaching and tutorials, which provide individually tailored academic and pastoral support throughout your degree.

You can study for a three-year BSc or a four-year MGeol, which includes an independent research project on a topic chosen by you. During this project you will work with specialist analytical facilities and learn the skills required to succeed in a research environment. Some of our previous MGeol projects have been published in international peer-reviewed journals.