Our students rate us highly. Our geology courses are joint 1st in the UK for overall student satisfaction with a score of 100%. Geology is part of the School of Environmental Sciences, which sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


At Hull, you’ll be studying in one of the UK’s leading centres for geology. Our internationally renowned staff specialise in global geological issues such as volcanic hazards, mass extinctions, mineral resources and climate change.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters


  • BSc (Hons) Geology

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    Grounded in earth science, our BSc Geology degree course equips students with specialist skills. By enrolling, you'll begin to tackle real-world problems.

  • BSc (Hons) Geology with Physical Geography

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    A degree rooted in practical and field work. You'll acquire skills in map creation and interpretation, and resource identification.

Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research


"You can choose your own path, and that was what I was into."

Karl Collitt
BSc Geology


Our students have the world at their feet – literally. There is a strong focus on field trips to destinations in the UK and overseas, and there's the option to spend a year at one of our partner universities abroad. Our geology courses are accredited by the Geological Society of London.


We focus on field work, both in the UK and abroad, so you can develop a strong understanding of how geological systems work and apply your knowledge to the real world.

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Our Geology programme is ranked 1st in the country for overall satisfaction. (National Student Survey 2017)


A degree in Geology equips you with the direct experience and skills to work in the specialist fields of exploration geology, the petroleum industry and environmental agencies and consultancies.


There’s a whole raft of stimulating careers open to geology graduates: roles including exploration geologist, environmental consultant and scientist, to name just a few. The skills you'll pick up will also equip you for the wider jobs market – from management to the media. Many of our students choose to progress to postgraduate study, including teacher training and research degrees.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, for the academic year 2016/17 published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018

95.9%of students are in work or further study six months after graduating*

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Fieldwork: explore your world

From local day trips, to residential courses in Europe, Africa, and Asia, we offer a diverse and stimulating range of fieldwork.

They build your skills in our disciplines, whilst also introducing you to the places, people and processes that make up the world in which we live.

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Our research

We're recognised as a leading centre for research into human and physical environments and Earth sciences. And we conduct internationally excellent research that addresses key challenges facing our world.

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The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now - we'd love to meet you.