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Welcome to the UCD School of Earth Sciences

The UCD School of Earth Sciences is the largest Geoscience School in Ireland offering both undergraduate and graduate studies. The School has an internationally recognised reputation for excellence in teaching and research in the areas of fault analysis, geochronology, petrology and isotope geochemistry, geophysics, marine and petroleum geology, palaeobiology and palaeoclimatology. Our research funding typically exceeds €2 million per year, with research projects currently supported by more than 13 international petroleum companies. We have a vibrant international community comprising of researchers from over 15 countries. Our degree programmes reflect the needs of society and industry producing graduates who are nationally and internationally highly regarded by prospective employers and other universities. Along with our BSc in Geology we offer PhD and MSc by research. Our 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. Graduates from our school have gone on to work in a range of highly recognised companies including Tullow Oil, BP, Chevron, Geological Survey of Ireland and SLR.

News & Events

UCD Geology Workshop (28/09/2015)

“Why the World Needs Geologists” UCD Geology Workshop Saturday 28th November 2015 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. in UCD School of Earth Sciences

Irish Geological Association Lecture Sept 30th (21/09/2015)

Welcome to the first IGA lecture of the Autumn 2015 season. We will be having one lecture per month for you to enjoy. The first lecture will be by the IGA's own President, Dr. Patrick Roycroft. Title: "Ireland's Mineral Heritage: the Agony, the Ecstasy and the Future"

A new take on the ‘personalities’ of landslides at sea (05/08/2015)

Dr Aggie Georgiopoulou was recently interviewed by freelance journalist Dr Claire O'Connell about her work on landslides at sea.