University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Earth and Planetary Sciences

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Course summary

Our 4 year integrated master's degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences will give you significant research experience, a highly desirable skillset for future employers in both academia and industry; and invaluable if you wish to go on and study for a PhD. 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 The course offers you the flexibility to tailor your interest in Earth and Planetary Science in one of six pathways:

  • Geology;
  • Geochemistry;
  • Planetary Science;
  • Energy and Resources;
  • Geology with Physical Geography;
  • Palaeobiology.
The degree includes extensive field and practical training, with UK and overseas field courses in every year of study. There is also the option to transfer to a related degree during your second year to incorporate industrial experience , a research placement or international study . The department We are a Department of environmental scientists, geologists, chemists, mathematicians, biologists, physicists and computer scientists, who work together to study the Earth and planets. Our degrees cover the full breadth of earth and environmental sciences, reflecting the main research themes that are fundamental to the work we do in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The reputation of Earth and Planetary Science at The University of Manchester's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences rests on our world-leading interdisciplinary research into processes operating on, within and beyond the Earth. This research incorporates biological, chemical, physical and environmental aspects of the world and solar system we live in. The close alignment between our teaching and research ensures that units are delivered by scholars who are at the forefront of their disciplines. Skills Our course will equip you with an armoury of skills to take into the world of work, including the ability to analyse problems, to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to develop field, laboratory, numeracy and communication skills.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F702
Institution code:
M20
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 AAA including one science and an EAP score of B . INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester students are required to attend an interview. Applicants completing the NCUK International Foundation year are required to achieve AAA including one science and an EAP requirements score of B . Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic Department to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6 in any component.

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: GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C/4. 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 English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic Department for clarification. The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'. Additionally, our individual Departments may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level.

Acceptable English Language Qualifications

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/admissions/language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2022 have not yet been set. For entry in 2021 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2022 entry.

Sponsorship information

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.

Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of Manchester - UCAS