School of GeoSciences
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David Monteith is a geologist at mining company LKAB Exploration who graduated in 2016 with a BSc in geology. He recently contributed to the discovery of a large deposit of rare earth elements in Arctic Sweden – elements critical in the production of electric car batteries.

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a student intern in GeoSciences? Our latest blog post shares the experiences of two summer research interns studying catastrophic failure - a key process that drives geohazards, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 

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Making a difference starts here, with our diverse undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes.

Our interdisciplinary degrees span the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, providing you with unique opportunities to explore and tackle global challenges.

Open your mind to your options and find a degree that’s perfectly suited to your interests and career aspirations. 

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As one of the largest and most successful groupings of geographers, Earth and environmental scientists in the UK, we tackle the most environmental and social challenges of our times. 

We have pioneered research on the human contribution to climate change which helped underpin the UN Paris Agreement, and the Scottish Government used our work in public health data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's just the start...

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We have a range of events for our staff and students.

We also host public lectures, events and information sessions open to the general public.

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