Earth Sciences at Birmingham

Study with us and be part of a vibrant community making real-world impact by addressing past, current and future challenges. An Earth Sciences degree will set you up for a wide range of potentially exciting careers, from prospecting for oil or minerals to mitigating hazards.

Fieldwork is an essential element of our degree programmes and we have an outstanding reputation for providing students with high quality field training.


Fieldwork is an essential element of our degree programmes and we have an outstanding reputation for providing students with high quality field training.

Our Earth Sciences degree programmes are accredited by the Geological Society of London, highlighting that they offer sound training for a professional career in the geosciences, and satisfy the academic requirements of Fellowship and Chartered Geologist status.

We are also home to the Lapworth Museum of Geology, brimming with more than 250,000 specimens some over 500 million years old. Following a £2.7m redevelopment, the Museum includes new galleries and innovative exhibitions showcasing exceptional objects that have not been previously displayed.