The Department of Earth Sciences is a highly regarded and friendly department that provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff alike to study and research a wide range of earth sciences.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) reported 94% of research has been classified as 4* world leading and 3* internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. By this criterion, the Department is 2nd place among UK universities.
Staff pursue a wide range of research interests including environmental geoscience, geochemistry and geophysics, magmatic processes, palaeobotany, and structural and sedimentary geology.
Strong collaborative links with environmental consultancies and engineers, regulatory agencies and local authorities provide valuable support for postgraduate research projects, employment for graduates, and work experience for undergraduates.
The internationally acclaimed MSc in Environmental Diagnosis & Management has outstanding links with environmental consultancies and engineers, local authorities and regulatory agencies. It also has an outstanding record for employment within the environmental sector and PhD training .
Royal Holloway was ranked 6th in the UK in the 2014 National Student Survey. All of our single honour programmes have been accredited by the Geological Society as a fast track route to Fellowship with professional recognition as a Chartered Geologist.
Programmes are supported by extensive fieldwork training with several field studies in the UK, EU and US. They also benefit significantly from the wide range of research activities and expertise within the department, and from industrial and commercial partnerships
We are committed to the principle of education for all, and seek to make all of our degree programmes equally accessible to those who may have special education needs because of physical or mental impairment.
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Post Graduate Course