School of Geosciences
Welcome to the School of Geosciences, a dynamic and varied group of disciplines made up of Geology, Geography and Geophysics.
Our research and teaching on environment, sustainability, cities, coastal studies, climate change and similar themes means we are addressing national priorities and issues of importance to people in Sydney, throughout Australia and around the world. As a student in the School of Geosciences you will learn how to analyse problems, work out solutions, and communicate these clearly to others. Your studies will reward you with valuable skills to launch a professional career often involving international travel, out-of-doors work in exotic locations, and the ability to contribute to better environmental futures. Read more
One hundred percent of the University of Sydney's research has been rated at, above, or well above world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia report.
University of Sydney graduates have been rated the most sought-after in Australia in the first comprehensive global rankings into employability.
The team from the Geocoastal Research Group has just returned from a highly successful campaign to recover fossil coral reef cores from One Tree Island in the Great Barrier Reef. This is part of joint USYD, UQ, QUT Australian Research Council Discovery supported project to investigate the growth of the reef over the last 9,000 years.