Our courses address how the origin and evolution of life is intricately linked with the geological history of the Earth. Through the fossil record students explore topics such as evolutionary diversity, exceptional preservation and palaeoclimates. Students study all major groups of invertebrate fossils, vertebrate fossils and microfossils, investigating major concepts such as the origin of life, patterns of evolution and extinction, the importance of exceptional fossil biotas, and the relationship between ecology and evolution.
The department offers special courses in Stratigraphy: from Foundation of stratigraphy to Advanced Stratigraphy including courses in Modern Methods in Stratigraphy, Sequence Stratigraphy, Chemostratigraphy, Problems of the International Stratigraphic Scale, etc.
The department educates students for Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees and those students who studies at graduate school.