Geosciences is all about building a sustainable future for people and our planet.

At the University of Aberdeen, we study the processes that form and shape the Earth and examine how people interact with their environment through time to help improve how we manage natural resources, protect the environment, combat climate change and preserve our cultural heritage.

Our graduates within the School of Geosciences are highly employable and progress into a diverse range of employment sectors where they can use their skills to address some of the biggest issues in our ever-changing world.

A degree in Geosciences will open a number of exciting pathways and provide graduates with a range of transferrable skills including:

  • Research
  • Problem-Solving
  • Communication
  • Data collection and analysis

Our graduates end up working in diverse industries across the globe including environmental agencies, local and national government, research, academia, land agencies and national charities.

Graduates have been employed by organisations such as:

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • United Nations
  • Nature Scotland
  • Chemostrat
  • Fugro
  • Andrew Survey
  • Delta Energy & Environment
  • Highlands & Islands Enterprise
  • Serv Group
  • Stork Technical Services
  • Shell

Graduates of our School regularly come back to the department, to share their experiences with our current students, through alumni networking events and various lectures.