Open Days and Enquiries

Thinking of studying Earth Sciences? Come and visit us to find out more!

Our 2017 Open Days are on Wednesday 28 June, Thursday 29 June and Friday 15 September. On these days the department welcomes visitors from 10am to 4pm.

Attending an Open Day gives you a chance to see what goes on in the Department, and talk to students, lecturers and other potential applicants. Our information desk is manned by current undergraduates, who can offer informal tours of our undergraduate teaching areas. Lectures, displays and demonstrations illustrate aspects of our undergraduate course and the research which unpins it.

Open days are free, and there is no need to book.


10:00-11:00   Introduction to Earth Sciences – Find out more about Earth Sciences, how the course is taught at Oxford, and what possibilities that could open up for your future.
11:00-11:30    Ocean Physics Practical – This practical display provides an insight into ocean physics
11:30-12:00    Modelling Earth Systems – This talk gives more detailed insight into how data is captured and processed to understand planetary systems
12:00-14:00   Aspects of Earth Sciences – Observation, analysis, measurement, deduction: visit each of our stands to find out more about the aptitudes needed to make a great Earth Scientist.
15:00-16:00   Introduction to Earth Sciences (Repeated from 10am) – Find out more about Earth Sciences, how the course is taught at Oxford, and what possibilities could open up for your future.

Prospective graduate students are also welcome on these days, though we can’t guarantee access to prospective supervisors. We advise you email ahead if there’s someone specific you’d like to talk to. Our list of forthcoming DPhil projects is online, as is our list of Faculty (NB: not all Faculty are able to take on graduate students for 2017).

Events in other departments around the University, and activities in Colleges, may require booking.  The University provides further information online.

If, after reading these pages, and the undergraduate prospectus, you have any further questions about applying to study Earth Sciences, you can get in touch with the Academic Administrative Assistant:

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 272040
Mail: Department of Earth Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford , OX1 3AN

Download the Undergraduate Handbook