MSci Environmental Geoscience (F641)

2018 entry

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UCAS code F641
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 19 overall for Single Honours Environmental Geoscience courses

About MSci Environmental Geoscience

Our MSci Environmental Geoscience degree is heavily science based, emphasising the interactions between the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere in developing and controlling Earth's environment.

This dynamic system is studied through the interactions between geology, biology, chemistry and physics, which together define conditions on the earth and how these may be influenced by human activities.

In years one and two you will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to make informed unit choices during your third and fourth years when a broad range of advanced topics is available. You will participate in approximately 41 days of free fieldwork in the UK and Europe. 

MSci students spend half of their final year on a major research project, which has an excellent chance of being published in scientific literature. An MSci degree is a valuable qualification if you wish to progress to PhD study.

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Typical offer for MSci Environmental Geoscience - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAB including AB in a core science and another science (in any order), or ABB including ABB in three core science subjects
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB in a core science and another science (in any order)
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in a core science another science (in any order), or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6,5,5 in three core science subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in a core science and another science (in any order)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 12 credits at Distinction in two of the following science subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics
BTEC offer DDM in Science or Engineering plus A-level at grade B in Maths, Chemistry or Physics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including two science/mathematics subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 in a core science and another science (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics. Other Science subjects also include Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Psychology

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed, but please seek advice about maintaining relevant skills

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Geological Society for the purpose of partially meeting the experience requirement for Chartered Geologist.

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