School of Earth Sciences

About the school

Welcome to Earth Sciences, an inspiring environment in which to learn everything about the evolution of life on Earth.


Studying earth sciences in Bristol

Interdisciplinary courses and field work provide students with exciting learning opportunities and the skills to succeed.

Courses and programmes

Our research expertise

Our academics and researchers make crucial contributions to solving urgent global problems, working in a vibrant, dynamic environment.


Public engagement

Your Planet Earth and the Bristol Dinosaur Project are just two initiatives that give the public access to our discoveries and teaching resources.

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High-tech facilities

We are home to some of the world’s best research laboratories, encouraging excellence and originality.



World-leading researchers make our school one of the UK's top four departments of its kind, internationally recognised for leadership in volcanology, environmental change and geochemistry.

Bristol is a great place to study Earth Sciences. The department is highly rated in research and staff are friendly and approachable.

Miranda Naish, MSci Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad

What our students say