UCL Earth Sciences



Academic training enhanced by the high level of research activity in the department.

At the graduate-level teaching we offer academic training enhanced by the high level of research activity in the department. The research personnel and facilities that contributed to our excellent RAE outcome are routinely available for MSci and MSc student independent research projects.

Geophysical Hazards

Geophysical Hazards

Every year, natural disasters affect one in thirty people on Earth. Whether developing or industrialised, all nations are at risk, and the field of natural hazards is today one of the fastest growing areas of research in the Earth and Climate Sciences



The programme aims to integrate theoretical studies with essential practical skills in the Earth Sciences, both in the field and in the laboratory. It is a uniquely broad and flexible programme that suits student's aspirations, background and experience.

Natural Sciences

Natural Hazards for Insurers

A combination of climate change, increasing urbanization and wealth concentration, and mounting exposure to natural hazards, are progressively ramping up economic and insured losses and imposing growing pressure on insurers and reinsurers to seek ways of limiting exposure. 


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Term Dates: Find out more about term dates and college closures. 

Fieldwork: Experience how we at Earth Sciences work in the field.

Teaching Timetable:  See what's being taught, when, where and by whom across UCL.

New Students:  what you will be expected to do during your first few weeks at UCL.

Applying for graduate study: information to get you started. 

UCL IT Support: Central IT services for all UCL students and staff. 

Careers: what careers Earth Scientists have gone into and how we keep in touch with our Alumni. 

Greenough Society: the backbone for socialising for ES students including social events, lectures and geological field trips.

We run seminar series  presenting and debating the latest research in progress.

MSc Geoscience Inquires: Dr Dominic Papineu

MSc Geophysical Hazards  Inquires: Dr Emma Nicholson

PGCert Natural Hazards   Inquires: Dr Alexander Steele

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