Explore UCL Earth Sciences
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.
The Ever-Growing 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.
Our teaching, reflecting the diversity of our research, encompasses a wide range of undergraduate and taught graduate programmes together with an active body of graduate research students.
Study at Earth Sciences Today!
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.
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.
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.