If you are curious about our planet and interested in finding solutions to global problems, this course is for you. Learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the Earth through hands-on examination of earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and use remote sensing techniques to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas. Learn with experts whose research feeds directly into your studies at the cutting edge of scientific developments. Recent options have included Volcanic Hazards, Global Tectonics, Mineral Resources and Hydrogeology. MSci courses allow you to study advanced material in greater depth during the additional year, giving you a career boost through investing in your skills development or preparing you for further research. We have a large geology collection and the ability to measure unique geochemical reactions, giving you an insight into geology in practice. Field trips are a huge part of why our community is so tight knit, and you’ll get to know your course mates while honing your practical skills. You will gain plenty of hands-on experience, with over 40 days of fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. The skills developed throughout your studies are highly valued by employers, from scientific and technical skills including coding, modelling, lab skills and data analysis, to transferable skills such as communication, creativity and resilience.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Geological Society
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 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: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
Science practicals: A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected. European Baccalaureate: 80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 (in any order) in a core science/mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) subject and another science-related subject (in any order). Core science/mathematics subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Further Mathematics; Mathematics; and Physics. Science-related subjects also include: Computer Science; Environmental Science; Geography; Geology; Marine Science; and Psychology.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|