School of Earth Sciences

National Student Survey 2016 Results


  • 96% Teaching excellence
  • 93% Overall satisfaction

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.

When a compulsory part of your course is a week long field trip to Tenerife, it's hard not to be excited about travelling to go and see the soils and ecology of somewhere entirely new.

Rachel Dunn, MSci Environmental Geoscience

What our students say