Student experience

Here at Bristol you learn with world-class experts in a close-knit and supportive student and staff community. The research-inspired teaching will help you put theory into practice, both in the labs and the field. A broad learning curriculum will prepare you for your future career choices and enable you to tackle urgent global challenges or conduct research with real-world impact.

Welcome to the School of Earth Sciences

Life in the field and abroad

A visual guide for prospective students. earth sciences poster pdf (PDF, 2,129kB)

Student societies

Our student societies are the backbone of our thriving student community. Find out how to become part of a cohort of friendly, likeminded people.

3D dinosaur skull model Student projects

Our students study real world problems. Watch: Natural disaster warning sensors, Astroids & seismic shaking, Crocodile jaw optimisation, Carbon in soil

World map on Undergraduate and Postgraduate webpage International students

Every year we welcome students to the School from around the world. Our international, EU and Erasmus students are important to our community.

Fieldwork students on Undergraduate webpage Undergraduate courses

Curious about the origins of the Earth, dinosaurs, human evolution and volcanoes? You can study all of these and more within the School of Earth Sciences.

Graduating students on Undergraduate webpage Careers

Our graduates leave university with a wide skillset to pursue a career in industry, finance, media, teaching, academia and many other professions.

Study abroad

Search for Earth Sciences study abroad destinations and info. We offer two MSci units with study abroad: Geology, and Environmental Geoscience

I like the well-balanced course structure consisting of a series of lectures, practical work, tutorials and field trips.

Hong Chin Ng (BSc Environmental Geoscience)

It was scary at first but after getting to meet the amazing staff and my classmates they helped me feel right at home and have made it an experience of a lifetime.

Kaelin Holloway (MSci Environmental Geoscience), International student

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