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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.
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Research collaboration

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

Fieldwork in Spain

Working with industry

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

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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

School celebrates strong research performance in REF 2021

12 May 2022

Results show that 100% of the school's research submission is world-leading or internationally excellent

REF assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The impact of our research and environment in which we work at Cardiff University were integral to our REF 2021 submission.