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

Latest News

  • Big data maps world's ocean floor

    Geoscience Student Awards Night 2015 Scientists from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences have led the creation of the world's first digital map of the seafloor's geology. It is the first time the composition of the seafloor, covering 70 percent of the Earth's surface, has been mapped in 40 years; the most recent map was hand drawn in the 1970s.

  • Geosciences PhD candidate Billy Haworth awarded 2015 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award

    Geosciences PhD candidate Billy Haworth awarded 2015 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award Geosciences PhD student Billy Haworth awarded the 2015 Esri Australia Young Scholars Award at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, California by Esri president and founder, Jack Dangermond.

  • Konichiwa from the 19th INQUA conference, Japan

    Konichiwa from the 19th INQUA conference, Japan The Geocoastal Research Group attended the 19th INQUA conference in Japan last week. The theme of the Conference was 'Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization'.