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University of Aberdeen


University of Aberdeen, Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology
King's College
AB24 3FX

Tel: +44 (0)1224 272000



The Department of Geology and Geophysics promotes world-class teaching and fundamental research across a range of topics in the Earth Sciences.

Geology has been taught at Aberdeen for more than 150 years, with degrees awarded since 1892. Today the Department of Geology and Geophysics are a forward-looking and vibrant department at the centre of the European Oil Capital. The department undertake cutting-edge research across a range of topics, frequently in association with industry partners. Research has a special focus on the evolution of sedimentary basins which host many of the world's significant resources, over a broad spectrum of scales and geoscientific disciplines. The strength of the departments faculty and their strategic linkage to industry allows the Department of Geology and Geophysics to offer a variety of highly relevant and accredited undergraduate and post graduate programmes (both taught and research orientated), together with professional development courses for industry personnel. The success of the departments fundamental research, coupled with research-led teaching, is clearly demonstrated by the sustained growth in both academic staff and student numbers over the past few years.


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