Earth Sciences (Geology) | University of Oxford

Earth Sciences (Geology)

Want to find out more about Earth Sciences (Geology)?

If you like the idea of applying maths and science to problems with huge societal impact – be that climate change, resource management, natural hazards, evolutionary dynamics, or the habitability of other planets, then Earth Sciences could be the course for you. 

On these pages you can hear all about the course from our current staff and students. Learn about the topics covered, what it’s like to study here and to go on field trips. Understand our admissions process (with handy tips from tutors and our 1st years), and get a glimpse of the facilities and experiences you can look forward to while here.  

Introduction to Earth Sciences at Oxford

A welcome from our Head of Department & Introduction to the Course from our Director of Teaching.

Fieldwork at Oxford Earth Sciences

Learn about why we do fieldwork & where we go! Associate Professor Stuart Robinson explains all.

Example Field Trip: Santorini

Undergraduates studying Earth Sciences at Oxford go on a field trip to an active volcano. Take a look here to find out what happens.

Department Tour

A short overview of our building & the facilities you can access as an undergraduate.

Meet the tutors

Meet some of our course tutors and lecturers in Earth Sciences. Get the low down on how to choose your college, what to expect at interview and tips on writing your personal statement.

Meet the Students

Some of our current Year 1 and 2 students explain why they chose to study Earth Sciences at Oxford, and offer some tips for prospective students.

Meet the Students: In the Field

When we told our current students we were making the ‘Meet the Students’ video above for the Open Day, we were inundated with offers of their own fieldwork footage that they wanted to share with you guys, so we put it together as a little extra, in this short video.