Dr Thomas Mueller

The BSc programme in Geological Sciences with all its international and industrial variants and its integrated Master (MGeol) programme is one of largest in the country and offers an impressive range of courses taught by very enthusiastic scientists who are also often world-leading experts in their fields providing our students with excellent opportunities of research-based learning.

Our teaching philosophy is driven by my curiosity to understand the system Earth. “It is the Earth that we are living on and living from, so it is essential to understand how it works!” Improving analytical facilities and theoretical calculations has led to a high degree of specialisation in all fields of Earth Sciences. Nevertheless, geology is based on the system Earth and therefore teaching requires field related classes. Here in Leeds, we offer a programme with one of the most field days in the UK to make the connection between the classroom teaching and its application in the field.

I have been teaching university classes for more than 10 years within four different University systems (Swiss, US, German & UK). I have always been interested in developing and applying new teaching methods and recently, I have been accredited as certified teaching fellow for higher education by the Higher Education Academy of Great Britain (HEA) in recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education.

As Programme Leader for Geological Sciences my top priority is to give our students the best possible education. We are all determined that research excellence translates into the most up-to-date degree programmes possible. We want to helpour students achieve the very high standards set by our successful alumni.

If you have any programme specific questions please contact me via email: t.mueller@leeds.ac.uk

For any questions relating to the admissions process and/or your current application please contact our admissions team: admissions@see.leeds.ac.uk

I look forward to meeting you in person soon.