Earth Science

As we experience the impacts of climate change around the world, there is an ever-growing need to understand how we should use and preserve the world's natural resources, both on land and in water, in order to keep our Earth healthy and sustainable. Are you ready to take on the new challenges and opportunities that await you and work with geology or other areas within geoscience?

We offer several Master's programmes in geology and earth science. You can for example choose to study the future of exploration and extraction of mineral resources, water chemistry and its interplay with the environment, or explore how life has evolved and been influenced by Earth's chemical and physical changes.

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The Department of Earth Sciences

Research in Earth science ranges from the Earth's core to the atmosphere, from microscopic minerals and fossils to the formation of mountains and oceans, and in time from the formation of the Earth up to the processes currently reshaping the planet.

The department maps the evolution of the Earth and life over billions of years and study the relationship between the atmosphere and the oceans with regard to climate change and sustainable development.

Read more about the research on the Department of Earth Sciences' website.

Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024