Facts & figures
- 1st We are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability.
- Best Ranked best in NSW and 24 in the world for the study of Geography.
Facts & figures
Geosciences is the study of the Earth – its oceans, atmosphere, rivers and lakes, ice sheets and glaciers, soils, its complex surface, rocky interior and metallic core. This includes many aspects of how living things, including humans, interact with the Earth.
Geosciences also investigates the past, measures the present, and models the future behaviour of our planet. It also studies the other planets, asteroids, and the solar system, both to better understand the Earth and to expand our knowledge of the universe.
As a student in the School of Geosciences you will learn how to analyse problems and work out solutions. You will have opportunities for hands on experience outside of the classroom in the field and laboratory.
We are invested in the future work prospects of all of our students. We are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability*.
Our geography department is also the oldest in Australia and one of the best internationally.
Because of its porousness, geosciences offers opportunities to make connections across boundaries and offers a lot of latitude in terms of research, which is how I have ended up working on such a wide range of topics.
The University of Sydney has a number of high quality teaching and research facilities available to geosciences students.