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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

We are committed to achieving the highest standards in research and education and to providing an environment where all staff and students can achieve their full potential to the benefit of society.


Study for accredited degrees amongst leading Earth scientists involved in internationally recognised research programmes.

Studying at Cardiff University, you get holistic experience grounded in the unique Welsh landscape.
Examining fieldwork findings in lab

Research collaboration

Work with us on research projects that have real societal impact.

 Working alongside mining companies all over the world, Professor Wolfgang Maier has helped to prevent the relocation of local communities and protect culturally sensitive land, all whilst providing enormous cost savings.

Working with industry

Use our knowledge, facilities and industrial experience to support your business.

Four students in a study space discussing a project. They are sitting at a table and all have their laptops open.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in all of our practices and activities.

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There are so many reasons I chose to study at Cardiff. The opportunity to take part in an industrial placement year, as well as the variety of field trips and the high standard of teaching really made Cardiff University stand out from the crowd. I thoroughly enjoyed doing my degree at Cardiff!

Hanna Hayward BSc Environmental Geoscience