Earth, Climate and Environmental Change at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Through Science and in everyday life we understand that climate change is happening all around us. As our planet continues to warm up and climate patterns change, bringing extreme and unpredictable weather, environments will become hotter, drier or wetter, the natural resources we rely upon will become increasingly threatened and all life on Earth will be severely impacted. MSci Earth, Climate and Environmental Change is a new degree designed to develop a strong scientific understanding of Earth system science and how it has shaped today’s world. This four year course examines many of the greatest challenges faced in the 21st century including natural hazards, resource security and climate change. You’ll experience teaching that is research-led, quantitative science based, underpinned by the world-leading expertise of academic research in the Earth Science department, from atmospheric composition, greenhouse gas emissions and environmental diagnosis, to paleoclimates, ocean science and the cryosphere. You’ll benefit from this cutting-edge quantitative physical science research as you engage in a broader and deeper study of the subject, and you’ll experience the thrill of working in a research group on real world problems through independent projects. Underpinning training in core knowledge will be the teaching of key skills used to monitor and inform on environmental change, such as air and water composition, field sampling and observation, remote sensing, data handling, GIS and computer modelling. You will develop your abilities as a quantitative physical scientist, practicing your skills in collecting and analysing raw data with statistical rigour and applying it to understanding physical processes in Earth system science. You’ll graduate with an integrated Masters (MSci) degree from one of the UK’s most highly-regarded departments, with the practical and research skills you need to pursue a rewarding career in your chosen field.

  • Develop a deep understanding of humanity’s relationship with the planet.
  • Participate in exciting fieldwork opportunities.
  • Choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your learning to fit your interests.
  • Recommended for those who wish to undertake a broader and deeper study of the subject.

Modules

Please refer to our website for information on assessment: https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/undergraduate/earth-sciences/earth-climate-and-environmental-change-msci/

Assessment method

Classroom teaching methods are highly diverse including lectures, practicals, tutorials, fieldtrips, and other learning modes. Students will typically spend 75% of each module (90 of 120 hrs) engaged on independent tasks; however, this will vary, module-to-module, to reflect the diverse fields being synthesised, and diverse subject-specific approaches to teaching, with practical lab-based or field-based modules having higher level of classroom time. Students on this course will benefit from pastoral support from a personal tutor. A combination of assessment methods will be used (exam, projects, coursework, moodle quizzes, presentations and team exercises) and innovative assessment modes will be encouraged as new modules are developed for this course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Geological Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F767
Institution code:
R72
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss your situation


Student Outcomes

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40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25200 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £25200 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2024/25, the fee is £9,250 for that year. Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees annually for overseas fee-paying students. Please be aware that tuition fees can rise during your degree. The upper limit of any such annual rise has not yet been set for courses starting in 2024 but will advertised here once confirmed.  For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2024/25 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.
Earth, Climate and Environmental Change at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS