Sustaining a growing population on our dynamic planet requires deep understanding of geological and geophysical processes within the Earth, and of how they interact with the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biota. The Master's Programme in Geology and Geophysics trains you to address pressing questions concerning our home planet's evolution, its role as the source of raw materials needed by modern civilisation, and environmental issues.
Key questions include:
- How can we decode Earth’s rock record to reveal the evolution of Earth’s crust and mantle over billions of years?
- How do we make natural resource exploration and extraction more sustainable and environmentally friendly?
- What can the Earth’s history tell us to help us forecast the impacts of climate change?
- Where can we safely construct power plants or store nuclear waste?