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

  • National Rock Garden

    Thank you to National Rock Garden representatives Mike Smith, John Bain (National Rock Garden Curator) and Kelsie Dadd (newly-appointed USYD Honorary Associate) for visiting and for introducing us to the National Rock Garden.

  • The Jim Rose Geography Award

    Congratulations to Alexandra Jones for receiving the Jim Rose Geography Award for a Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic at the 2016 GSNSW Honours/Masters Conference.

  • Honours Research Fellowships

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the introduction of the Honours Research Fellowships to be awarded to eligible outstanding undergraduates intending to undertake an Honours year in 2017.

  • Natural disasters affect some of the most disadvantaged

    Australian-first research has identified a disaster hotspot where many disadvantaged communities are located, indicating socio-economic status can determine whether hazards become disasters - but urban areas are not immune.

  • University of Sydney Fellowships

    Eleven outstanding early career researchers from around the world will join the University of Sydney in 2017 under the University of Sydney Fellowship scheme. Congratulations to Dr Bradley Garrett and Dr Emma Calgaro.