Department of Earth Science and Engineering

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PhD student Maryam in the Natural Magnetism Lab in White City

Our research

Earth and Planets

Research in this area focuses on understanding the deep Earth, surface processes and the evolution of solid bodies within our solar system. Find out more about earth and planets.

Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering

Research in this area focuses on petroleum reservoir engineering, petroleum geology, petroleum geophysics and carbon-dioxide capture and sequestration. Find out more about petroleum geoscience and engineering.

Computational Geoscience and Engineering

Research in this area focuses on modelling  renewable energy supply, the sustainable production of earth resources, and mitigating environmental impacts and risks. Find out more about computational geoscience and engineering.


Study Earth Science and Engineering

Interested in Earth Science? 

Our department has been ranked 1st place as the top UK Geology department in the Guardian University League Tables 2020.

If you want to know more about studying in our department and about courses that are available to you, stay tuned for details of 2020 Virtual Open Days, or get in touch with our admissions team, while we work remotely.

You will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Autumn term on our Covid-19 information for applicants and offer holders page.


The best possible training to enable the development of observational and field skills with the fundamental science required to understand Earth processes and systems. Find out more about undergraduate courses or email the Admissions Tutor with your queries.

Taught postgraduate

First class facilities and supervision with academic excellence. Technical support and teaching which has facilitated remote fieldwork during Covid-19 isolation. Find out more about postgraduate study, including the Metals and Energy Finance MSc a joint programme between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Imperial College Business School.


Opportunities which cover the full range of Earth Science-related fields. Find out more about PhD opportunities in the Department.