UCD School of Earth Sciences

The School of Earth Sciences is the largest Geoscience school in Ireland offering degree programmes that reflect the needs of society and industry, producing graduates who are nationally and internationally highly regarded. Along with a BSc in Geology we offer PhD and MSc by research. The MSc in Petroleum Geoscience, a 1 year taught masters degree, is a collaborative initiative with Tullow Oil PLC and the only one of its kind in Ireland. The School has an internationally recognised reputation for research, covering the broad spectrum of specialities with a seamless transition between pure and applied research in the areas of fault analysis, geochronology, petrology and isotope geochemistry, geophysics, marine and petroleum geology, palaeobiology and palaeoclimatology. Research funding typically exceeds €2 million per year, with research projects currently supported by more than 13 international petroleum companies.