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Current Undergraduates

Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences undergraduate courses at the University of Cambridge. Use the links below to find information about all aspects of our undergraduate teaching:

  • First yearPart IA Earth Sciences Course Information
    Taking Part IA Earth Sciences in your first year allows you to progress further into the Earth Sciences should you want, or if you decide to specialise elsewhere it broadens your scientific understanding, in learning a new and interesting subject.
  • Second yearPart IB Earth Sciences A Course Information &
    Part IB Earth Sciences B Course Information
    Many students, enthralled by their first year Earth Sciences course, continue into second year taking IB Earth Sciences Course A, and/or IB Earth Sciences Course B, and then carry on into Part II (third year) and Part III (fourth year) Earth Sciences.

Students should be aware that course choices in Part IB could affect options in Parts II & III, so please read this advice for those considering Part II & III Earth Sciences.

  • Third yearPart II Earth Sciences Course Information
    Part II will take you towards the boundaries of the subject, and areas of active research and controversies. You will start to get to grips with primary scientific literature, and encounter subject areas where there is currently no definite answer.
  • Fourth yearPart III Earth Sciences Course Information
    The final year course encourages a breadth of research-level experience, even as you focus on your own research project. By the end, you will be in a position to take on advanced academic research—or any other occupation requiring analytical ability, dexterity and experience.

Field trips complement material taught in lectures and practicals, allowing students to experience Earth Sciences in the natural laboratory of our planet with each year of our undergraduate programme.

If you have any questions, please contact our