School of Geosciences

Welcome to the School of Geosciences, a dynamic and varied group of disciplines made up of Geology, Geography and Geophysics.

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

Latest News

  • Planet Terror: Is Earth Becoming More Dangerous?

    It seems that natural hazards are becoming more frequent and severe, but is this true? And what can we do about preparing for and responding to natural disasters? Associate Professor Dominey-Howes uncovers the nature, causes, impacts and effects of some of the most significant natural hazards.

  • Lost in the paddock: Australia flying blind on farm ownership

    The debate about who owns Australia's farmland is often expressed in crude and narrow ways, and not just on talkback radio. Take last year's leaders debate at Rooty Hill during the final week of the election campaign in which Kevin Rudd declared himself "old fashioned" on the issue of foreign access to Australian land.

  • How the world missed out on a Saharan Atlantic ocean

    When dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, land could have torn apart to create a Saharan ocean in the middle of Africa, University of Sydney research explains.