Why choose Bristol?

Information technology, quantitative skills, and environmental science are incorporated within undergraduate teaching and courses are structured to take account of changing patterns of employment of geologists.

PhD students receive training in technical and transferable skills whilst being guided in their research by one or more supervisors.

Student profiles

Rachel Dunn, MSc Environmental Geoscience

Ng Hong Chin, BSc Environmental Geoscience

Fiann Smithwick, MSci Palaeontology and Evolution

Miranda Naish, MSci Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad

Sam Engwell, PhD by research

Dominica Patterson, MSc in Palaeobiology

Brioch Hemmings, PhD by research

Jamie MacLaren, MSc in Palaeobiology

Suzanne Jennions

Suzanne Jennions, PhD by research

Charles Bacon, PhD by research

Andrew Thomson, PhD by research

Our facilities

We are home to state-of-the-art laboratories capable of simulating temperature and pressure conditions at hundreds of kilometres deep within our planet; recreating conditions in ancient oceans and atmospheres; enabling us to understand the cycling of carbon in the environment and to investigate the evolution of life on Earth.

How our research rates

75% 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.

PhD student blog

Find out what life as a Bristol Earth Sciences PhD student is like on the Between a rock and a hard place blog.

All opinions expressed on the blog are those of the contributors and not those of the school or University.