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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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NSS 2018 results

Planetary geology is a key part of our research

Our researchers are investigating the potential for mining the Moon and the search for life in the universe.

Extensive fieldwork opportunities

We provide opportunities for students to participate in fieldwork at locations around the globe.

At postgraduate and MPhil/PhD level we support your independent fieldwork projects.

REF2014 research excellence

REF 2014 results ranked the department (in a joint submission with UCL) 6th in the UK. Research impact was considered outstanding and 90% of the department's research output was described as of high international standing.