Our internationally recognised research is making new discoveries and positive impacts on the world we live in.

Our commitment to research excellence is supported though strong research groupsstate-of-the-art facilities and key collaborations.

In REF 2014, 94% of our research outputs were deemed 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', ranking us 4th in the UK for Earth Systems & Environmental Sciences.

Guided by strategic themes, our researchers are addressing some of the most significant research challenges in the Earth sciences, including:

  • understanding magmatic and hydrothermal processes
  • biosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere interactions
  • physical landscape and environmental dynamics
  • natural resource exploration
  • global change
  • the Anthropocene
  • the long-term evolution of the Earth and its planetary systems.

Learn more about our impact.