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Why study with us


Strong links with industry

Our connections with businesses and government agencies ensure the quality and relevance of our taught courses.


Cutting-edge course content

Our taught master’s degree programmes address contemporary environmental, policy and research issues.


International reputation

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

The hands-on and practical nature of the course meant that when I left and started my first role, I not only felt well prepared for the tasks at hand but also like I already had experience in industry under my belt.
Rhian, MSc Applied Environmental Geology

Our talks

Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)

Dr Peter Brabham explains all you need to know about our vocationally-focused degree programme in Applied Environmental Geology.

Water in a Changing World (MSc) and Environmental Hazards (MSc)

Dr Tristram Hales gives you a flavour of what you can expect on our two new master's degree programmes in Water in a Changing World and Environmental Hazards.


Applied Environmental Geology (MSc)

Full time

Our vocationally focused MSc degree in Applied Environmental Geology provides the requisite skills for employment in professional geo-environmental and geotechnical consultancies and government environmental agencies.

Environmental Hazards (MSc)

Full time

This course provides an advanced understanding of environmental hazards and technical expertise in risk assessment with a focus on the methods needed to analyse past hazards and forecast future ones.

Water in a Changing World (MSc)

Full time

This course draws on interdisciplinary knowledge to provide a broad outlook on water problems within the context of current realities, future projections of climate change, and anthropogenic pressures on water resources and ecosystems.

Earth Sciences (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Our School of Earth and Environmental Sciences' postgraduate research degrees are based on independent full-time research work, with an academic supervisor to guide you in discovering new and exciting areas.

The standard of the research and facilities at Cardiff University is excellent and after completing my undergraduate degree here I knew that Cardiff was a great city to live and work in. During the course of my PhD, I’ve had an extremely rewarding academic experience and have enjoyed a thoroughly encouraging and supportive atmosphere.
Bethan, PhD Earth Sciences

Our School and students

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Graduate stories

Read stories from our recent graduates, describing their career paths since leaving the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.


From the latest analytical techniques to a coastal research vessel, our facilities support research and teaching activities throughout the School.

Research impact

We collaborate with national and international organisations to translate our research expertise into a broad spectrum of societal and industrial applications.

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Equality and diversity

We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture and aim to provide an environment where everyone can thrive.

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