Environmental Geoscience at University of Bristol - UCAS

Course summary

Join a University ranked second in the UK for 'Earth systems and environmental sciences' research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for Geology, which includes Earth Sciences, Complete University Guide 2023). Examine the interactions between the geology, biology, chemistry and physics of Earth's surface, oceans and atmosphere, and gain a deep understanding of Earth's environment and how it can be influenced by human activities. Learn with experts whose research feeds directly into your studies at the cutting edge of scientific developments. Recent, third year units have included Hydrology, Geomicrobiology, Environmental Impact Assessments, Oceans and Climates, and Environmental Radioactivity. By your third year, you'll be conducting your own independent project and exploring the questions that matter most to you. The final year of the MSci course allows you to develop and bring to fruition an in depth research project, closely working with one of our internationally renowned members of staff, preparing you for further research or boosting your career opportunities. You will gain plenty of hands-on experience, with our extensive programme of fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. Field trips are a huge part of why our school community is so close-knit, giving you the chance to get to know your course mates and key staff while honing your practical skills. The skills developed throughout your studies are highly valued by employers: from scientific and technical skills including coding, numerical modelling, chemistry lab skills, and data analysis, to transferable skills such as communication, creativity and resilience.

Professional bodies

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

  • The Geological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 77% overall, with 8.0 in two science-related subjects. Science-related subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Science, Geology, Computer Science, Geography and Marine Science.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £29300 Year 1
International £29300 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees quoted are for 2024 entry only. Fees for 2025 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2024.
Environmental Geoscience at University of Bristol - UCAS