As far as we know, planet Earth and the plants and animals on it represent a single oasis of life in an otherwise barren universe. Geoscience at Royal Holloway, University of London helps to develop a holistic understanding of the formation and evolution of Earth and the life on it. This comprehensive four-year programme brings together elements of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to give you a thorough understanding of the complex systems that govern our planet and its neighbours. You’ll graduate with a Masters degree in Earth Sciences, making you a highly employable candidate in a range of scientific and technical fields and putting you in a strong position to progress to further postgraduate study. You’ll study in a prestigious department consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016) – and contribute to our renowned research culture with your year 4 Independent Geoscience Project. Pursue your passion for Geoscience and unlock some of our planet’s most compelling secrets. This exciting programme has seen previous graduates progress to careers in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries, among others, and is ideal for those who wish to pursue research degrees in further postgraduate study. + Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent – no.2 in the UK (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) + Enjoy extensive fieldwork opportunities in the UK and Europe. + Gain a practical skillset geared towards a career in Earth Sciences and other related fields. + Choose from a range of optional courses to tailor your learning to your own interests and ambitions.