School of Geosciences
Welcome to the School of Geosciences, a dynamic and varied group of disciplines made up of Geology, Geography and Geophysics. Ranked 16th in the world in the 2012 QS World University Rankings in Earth and Marine Sciences, and 24th for Geography, the School also provides primary parts of the interdisciplinary programs at the University in Marine Science and Environmental Studies.
Studying at the School of Geosciences 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
In October 2012, a team of scientists led by the University of Sydney uncovered a quirky discrepancy in maps of seafloor topography during their 25-day voyage onboard the R/V Southern Surveyor, and in the process "undiscovered" an island.
Sydney PhD candidates Erin Smith and Andrew Clayphan have successfully applied to be part of a federal government program aimed at addressing this disparity and fostering engagement between the University of Sydney and other 'Group of eight' (Go8) universities with their 'China nine' (C9) counterparts.
School of Geosciences hosts 'The Amazing Earth: Fossils and Time' fossil-making workshop for primary school students and their teachers as an initiative for this year's Giant Science program.