Earth and environmental sciences
Understand and explore the natural processes that shape the planet and its environment. Learn about topics ranging from current climate change to the formation of mountain belts, or modern ocean acidification to the management of natural resources.
St Andrews is an ideal place to study Earth sciences, as it is surrounded by beaches, the sea, and world-famous geological outcrops. Field trips – both locally and across Europe – along with industry experience, allow you to gain valuable hands-on skills.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a scientific community that studies the Earth and its neighbours in space. The School's vision for the future is to define the cutting edge of Earth, environmental, and planetary science, and deliver unparalleled student education.
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