EARTH SCIENCE: Earth Science is the study of the Earth system, in particular the interaction of geology with surface processes and environments, and associated natural and anthropogenic changes. Earth Science focuses on the study of climate change, water resources, landscape evolution, environmental and natural hazards, and the application of Earth system science and geology to real world socio-environmental problems. You will take part in an exciting fieldwork programme which includes both overseas locations and UK based field sites with many one day visits to local sites.
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Gilmorehill (Main) Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||AAB||Must include at least one Science subject. Applicants will receive an offer conditional on attaining AAB. Applicants who achieve AAB are guaranteed entry. Applicants who achieve grades less than AAB but higher than BBB will be considered for entry.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||Acceptable in appropriate subject area.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Acceptable in appropriate subject area. Must pass at least two thirds of modules at merit grade.|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB - AAAAAB||Must include at least 2 Science subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||3 HL subjects at 6,6,5 including two Science subjects. Whilst HL6 is preferred for the two Science subjects, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2||Must have two Science subjects at H1.|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Scottish HNC||Pass HNC Group Award in appropriate subject area and also with grade A in the Graded Unit. Must also have Scottish Higher in relevant Science subject at grade B or above and successfully pass the University of Glasgow Summer School.|
|Scottish HND||Pass HND Group Award in appropriate subject area and also with grades BB in the Graded Units 1 and 2. Must also have Scottish Higher in relevant Science subject at grade B or above and successfully pass the University of Glasgow Summer School.|
SQA applicants entering from S5 are required to achieve AAAA/AAABB by the end of S5. Applicants who achieve less than AAAA/AAABB by the end of S5 but achieved at least ABBB MAY receive a conditional offer, but a decision will not be made on these applications until March once all applications have been reviewed. Conditional offers to these applicants will require them to achieve AAAAAB cumulatively by the end of S6.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£37000||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£37000||Whole course|