Research and facilities at Bristol


World-leading research makes our School one of the UK's top four departments of its kind, internationally recognised for leadership in volcanology, environmental change and geochemistry. Learn more about our research groups and projects.

Our facilities

We are home to state-of-the-art laboratories which can:

  • simulate temperature and pressure conditions at hundreds of kilometres deep within our planet
  • recreate conditions in ancient oceans and atmospheres
  • enable us to understand the cycling of carbon in the environment
  • help us investigate the evolution of life on Earth

Research on film

Academics discuss their research.

How our research rates

98% of our research activity is considered to be in the top two categories: "world-leading" (4*) and "internationally excellent" (3*).

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Did you know?

Over 30 members of the Science Faculty, including five Earth Science academics, are Fellows of the Royal Society, the world’s oldest and most distinguished science academy.

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