Our 3 year BSc degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences is focussed on a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, comprehend the present and influence the future. As Earth Science is at the crossroads of the natural sciences, it provides an enriching alternative to a single honours degree in subjects such as maths, physics, chemistry, geography or biology, and can open the door to an exciting range of career options. On our course you will learn to read the 4.5 billion-year record of the Earth, including the formation of our solar system, the evolution of living systems and changing environmental conditions, while also studying the sustainable development of Earth's energy and resources. And on your doorstep will be some of the UK's wildest settings, ideal for outdoor learning. During your time with us you will be a part of a dynamic community trying to answer some of the most pressing global issues that we all face. Your work could make a contribution to solving some of the world's greatest challenges. Course structure Our BSc in Earth and Planetary Sciences is a three year degree which offers you the flexibility to tailor your interest in Earth and Planetary Science in one of six pathways:
- Planetary science;
- Energy and resources;
- Geology with physical geography;
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme. Applicants completing the INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester International Foundation Programme are required to achieve grades ABB, including least one science subject, and grade B in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation Programme are required to achieve ABB, including least one science subject, and grade B in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the Department Admissions Team to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||90||90 with no less than 20 in all other subscores|
All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either: - GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade 4/C - IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component - TOEFL iBT 90 with no less than 20 in all other subscores - An acceptable equivalent qualification Please note that if you hold English as a Second Language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.
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Visit our dedicated Scholarships page for information on scholarships and sponsorships available to you, including the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences own William Boyd Dawkins Scholarship.
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