MSci Geology with Study Abroad (F609)

2019 entry

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UCAS code F609
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: £22,300 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, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Geology with Study Abroad

If you are naturally curious about our planet and interested in finding solutions to global problems, then this course could be for you. You will learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the earth through examining collectable earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and using remote sensing techniques such as seismic waves to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas.

You will also study in English at one of our partner universities overseas. Students on Study Abroad degrees return with an appreciation of different cultures, exciting new ideas and a broader perspective of the world, all of which can lead to enhanced career prospects.

Years one and two mirror the MSci Geology degree. You will gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to inform your choice of advanced topics to study in the following years. Recent options have included Oceanography, Economic Geology, Igneous Petrology and Seismology.

Your third year is spent abroad, studying units comparable to those offered in Bristol. Visit the Global Opportunities website and search for ‘Earth Sciences’ to find out where you can study abroad.

In the fourth year back in Bristol, a broad range of advanced topics is available and the second half of the year is spent on a major research project.

We have a large geology collection and the ability to measure unique geochemical reactions, giving you a real feel for geology in practice. The course includes over 40 days of fieldwork in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.

All our degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between courses are possible.

View all our Geology courses

See a list of all Geology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for MSci Geology with Study Abroad - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5, 5 in three three core science/mathematics subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
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 (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits in each of two sciences at Distinction.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science or Engineering plus B in A-level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in 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 any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics. Science-related subjects also include Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Psychology

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (B in GCSE Maths 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
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. Mature students and those who have not followed one of the above routes of education will be invited for an interview and test.

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

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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