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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

Remembering Steve Millan (20/06/2016)

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Steve Malcom Millan, P. Geo. (1936 - 2016)


Onward and Upward (17/06/2016)

It has been a hectic week of transition for our students who just finished their third year and are going straight into their forth year duties.


Dr Laia Comas Bru - AGU2016 (16/06/2016)

Dr Laia Comas Bru will be convening a session at AGU2016 which is being held in San Francisco this December.