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University of Leicester, School of Geography, Geology & the Environment

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Currently accredited degree programmes

1st degrees (currently accredited)

  • BSc (Hons) Geology
  • BSc (Hons) Geology with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons.) Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MGeol (Hons.) Geology
  • MGeol (Hons.) Geology with Year Abroad
  • MGeol (Hons.) Geology with Year in Industry
  • BSc (Hons.) Applied & Environmental Geology
  • BSc (Hons.) Applied & Environmental Geology with a Year Abroad
  • BSc (Hons.) Applied & Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MGeol (Hons.) Applied & Environmental Geology
  • MGeol (Hons.) Applied & Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc (Hons.) Geology with Palaeontology
  • BSc (Hons.) Geology with Palaeontology with a Year Abroad
  • BSc (Hons.) Geology with Palaeontology with a Year in Industry
  • MGeol (Hons.) Geology with Palaeontology
  • MGeol (Hons.) Geology with Palaeontology with a Year in Industry
(Note 1: ‘with Foundation Year’ programme variants are accredited with effect from 2018 Graduation Year.)

Date accreditation (begins - expires): March 2023 – March 2029

Formerly accredited degree programmes

1st degrees (formerly accredited)

For students graduating from July 2000 to July 2022:
  • MGeol Geology with Geophysics
For students graduating from July 2000 to July 2023
  • BSc Geophysics (Geological) continuing from July 2006 as BSc Geology with Geophysics
For students graduating from July 2006 to July 2016
  • BSc Geography & Geology
For students graduating from July 2009 to July 2018
  • MGeol Geology with Palaeobiology with a Year Abroad
For students graduating from July 2009 to July 2019
  • MGeol Applied & Environmental Geology with a Year Abroad
For students graduating from July 2000 onwards:
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Applied Geology continuing from July 2004 as BSc Applied & Environmental Geology

For students graduating from July 2001 onwards:

  • MGeol Geology
  • MGeol Applied Geology continuing from July 2005 as MGeol Applied & Environmental Geology

For students graduating from July 2006 onwards:

  • BSc Geology with Palaeobiology, continuing from July 2021 as BSc Geology with Palaeontology

For students graduating from July 2007 onwards:

  • MGeol Geology with Palaeobiology, continuing from July 2022 as MGeol Geology with Palaeontology

For students graduating from July 2009 onwards:

  • MGeol Geology with a Year Abroad

For students graduating from July 2022 onwards:

  • BSc Geology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Applied and Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Geology with Palaeontology with a Year in Industry

For students graduating from July 2023 onwards:

  • MGeol Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MGeol Applied and Environmental Geology with a Year in Industry
  • MGeol Geology with Palaeontology with a Year in Industry

For students graduating from July 2025 onwards:

  • BSc Geology with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Applied and Environmental Geology with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Geology with Palaeontology with a Year Abroad

(Note 2: To be accredited, all awards should be designated as ‘Honours’ with effect from 2026 Graduation Year.)

(Note 3: ‘with Foundation Year’ programme variants are accredited with effect from 2018 Graduation Year.)

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