About us

With internationally recognised Earth scientists from across the discipline researching and teaching together, Cardiff's School of Earth and Ocean Sciences fosters world-class research that enhances the student experience.

Cathays park campus
The Cathays Park campus is centred on Main Building

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences was established in 1891. Located in the University's iconic Main Building in the heart of Cardiff's civic centre of Cardiff, we neighbour the National Museum of Wales, with its superb geological collections.

The School includes a staff of more than 55 academics, including two Fellows of the Royal Society. The current Head of School is Professor Ian Hall.

Learn more about who we are and what we do though our staff profiles, research and facilities.

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences excels in teaching and research, providing a supportive and inspiring place to learn about the evolution of the Earth, its life and how it works.

Ian Hall Head of School and Research Professor