UCL Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences

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  • About the Department
    Dynamic and long-established earth sciences department in the heart of London Go Discover...
  • Excellence in Education
    Interdisciplinary programs & extensive fieldwork training to give our graduates a solid understanding of the fundamentals of geological principles. Go Discover...
  • Unique Facilities
    Supporting and enabling measurements, experiments and modeling Go Discover...
  • Focus on Research
    Pursuing innovative, collaborative studies into the processes at work on and within the Earth and Planets Go Discover...
  • Beyond the University community
    Promoting, communicating and sharing the specialist knowledge and expertise resulting from our research Go Discover...

Our department spans the entire Earth system from the atmosphere to the inner core, while emphasizing the importance of linkages with active staff and students.

Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences at UCL lies in the heart of London on the Bloomsbury campus. Our research spans a diverse range of activities including: crustal processes, Earth and planetary evolution, mineral physics, palaeobiology and palaeoclimatology, polar observation and modelling, natural hazards, environmental geochemistry and sedimentology.

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To understand how our planet works, at depth and at the surface, the ideas and principles of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Geography are integrated in the exciting and stimulating studies which make up Earth Sciences.

Hands on Experience

We place strong emphasis on field training. The field provides a natural laboratory where students can learn, apply and develop skills which complement and build upon lectures and laboratory-based coursework, and expose students to the true complexity of natural systems.

Career Prospects

You will develop both discipline-based and highly sought after analytical skills, together with practical skills such as planning, conducting and reporting on investigations, collecting, recording and analysing data and the ability to undertake field and laboratory research.