The School of Earth Sciences conducts high quality, multi-disciplinary research in the scientific areas of Climate, Weather and Geological Sciences.
- Research Themes
The School of Earth Sciences conducts world leading research in the areas of Weather, Climate and Geological Sciences. This research is conducted in conjunction with our many research linkages and industry partners.Read more
- Research Centres
The School participates in several research institutes, centres and organisations, which facilitate inter-disciplinary research and education.Read more
- Industry collaboration
We work with a large number of companies in support of collaborative research, student projects and community engagement.Read more
- Why Study Earth Sciences?
Make a difference in your career. Choose a degree in Earth Sciences.VIEW
- Our Courses
Earth Sciences encompass a wide range of subjects concerning the solid Earth, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Explore our programs and become a leader at the forefront of studying the earth and its systems.VIEW
- Awards, Prizes & Scholarships
Scholarships on offer are some of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia.VIEW
- Field Trips
Field trips are an important part of undergraduate and graduate study within Earth Sciences courses.VIEW
The School of Earth Sciences is committed to community engagement and education within our discipline areas of Climate, Weather and Geological Sciences.
Our academic staff and students regularly take part in community and media forums and we have an active program of engagement with high schools in the Melbourne region. In particular, we provide information and presentations to high schools on a range of topics including studying Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne and more topical scientific issues such as climate change science, volcanoes in Victoria, and rocks and minerals of Victoria.
Our researchers lead a citizen science volunteer program known as SEARCH - South Eastern Australian Recent Climate History - if you are keen to help, please visit the SEARCH website.
For more information or to arrange presentations to your high school or community organisation, please contact:
Phone: +61 3 8344 9866
Keep in touch with the School of Earth Sciences and fellow alumni.
Dynamic Earth Updates
View live weather and seismic updates from instruments located in the School of Earth Sciences..
The study of Earth Sciences takes researchers to beautiful places in the world.
The School maintains a collection of theses (Honours, Masters, PhD) completed before 2010. Contact the Assistant to the Head of Department for loans.
Join the Earth Science Students Society! New members welcome.
The new interdisciplinary Environmental Microbiology Research Initiative (EMRI) at the University of Melbourne has launched with an industry workshop and series of seminars.News
The June 2017 European heatwave was likely caused by human influence on the climatePursuit
Congratulations to Dr Sara Morón (Earth Sciences) and Dr Hannah Fraser (BioSciences) for coming 2nd and 5th respectively in the 2017 Peer Prize for Women in Science.News
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The School of Earth Sciences is dedicated to high quality research and teaching in the disciplines of Climate, Weather and Geological Sciences.
The School of Earth Sciences was formally established in 1990, following the amalgamation of the Department of Geology (1900) and the Department of Meteorology (1937). Since its inception, the School has gained a national and international reputation for innovative research and teaching in the inter-disciplinary fields of Geological Sciences and the Climate and Weather Sciences. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate Science and Breadth subjects across these discipline areas, as well as several postgraduate degrees.
The School is one of seven within the Faculty of Science and comprises approximately 11 teaching & research staff, 33 research-only staff, 40 postgraduate students and 20 associates supported by 10 professional staff. Among the research-only staff the School hosts 2 ARC Australian Professorial Fellows, 1 ARC QEII Fellow, 2 ARC Research Fellows, 1 ARC Future Fellow, 3 Australian Postdoctoral Fellows, 3 ARC Discovery Early Career Researchers and 1 McKenzie Fellow.
Located just north of the Melbourne downtown central business district, the School forms part of the vibrant Parkville campus environment and represents an exciting learning environment, as is evident from our international ranking indicators.
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