Welcome to Earth and Ocean Sciences (EOS)

Dr Martin White, Head of EOS

4,600,000,000 years in 4 years – let us take you on that journey, from the origin of the solar system through the evolution of life, the building and destruction of mountains, the collision of continents the opening and closing of oceans, all within a widely fluctuating climate.  This is the Earth story.  This is the story you will investigate when you join us in EOS.

Whether you are coming from Ireland, UK, continental Europe or beyond, whether you have just left school or are returning to education after years outside of formal education, we hope you will find the Earth and Ocean Sciences programme at Galway a lively, interesting, challenging, engaging and friendly environment. 

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Contact Information

Earth and Ocean Sciences

School of Natural Sciences,

National University of Ireland,

Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.

University Switchboard: + 353 (0)91 524 411 

Direct: + 353 (0)91 492 126 
Fax: + 353 (0)91 494 533 
E-mail: lorna.larkin@nuigalway.ie

What our Lecturers Say

Learn about the processes that form, shape and modify the Earth, our home.

What our Students Say

Galway is the perfect location surrounded by unique lansdscapes and beside the ocean facilitating exciting field trips.