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Earth and Planetary Science with a Research Placement MEarthSci

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: F705

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with Research Placement course is a 4 year degree programme that will give you significant research experience by allowing you to spend a year outside Manchester working full-time in one of the world's leading research labs. During your research placement you will become a scientist by producing original results at the forefront of your chosen field. After your year of research, you will return to Manchester and take Year 4 courses, including an independent research project.Focussed on a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, comprehend the present and influence the future. As Earth Science is at the crossroads of the natural sciences, it provides an enriching alternative to a single honours degree in subjects such as maths, physics, chemistry, geography or biology, and can open the door to an exciting range of career options.On our course you will learn to read the 4.5 billion-year record of the Earth, including the formation of our solar system, the evolution of living systems and changing environmental conditions, while also studying the sustainable development of Earth's energy and resources. And on your doorstep will be some of the UK's wildest settings, ideal for outdoor learning.During your time with us you will be a part of a dynamic community trying to answer some of the most pressing global issues that we all face. Your work could make a contribution to solving some of the world's greatest challenges.**Course structure**Our MEarthSci in Earth and Planetary Sciences is a four year degree which offers you the flexibility to tailor your interest in Earth and Planetary Science in one of six pathways:- Geology;- Geochemistry;- Planetary science;- Energy and resources;- Geology with physical geography;- Palaeobiology.**The department**We are a Department of environmental scientists, geologists, chemists, mathematicians, biologists, physicists and computer scientists, who work together to study the Earth and planets. Our degrees cover the full breadth of earth and environmental sciences, reflecting the main research themes that are fundamental to the work we do in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.The reputation of Earth and Planetary Science at The University of Manchester's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences rests on our world-leading interdisciplinary research into processes operating on, within and beyond the Earth. This research incorporates biological, chemical, physical and environmental aspects of the world and solar system we live in. The close alignment between our teaching and research ensures that units are delivered by scholars who are at the forefront of their disciplines.**Skills**Our course will equip you with an armoury of skills to take into the world of work, including the ability to analyse problems, to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to develop field, laboratory, numeracy and communication skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,500per year

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A level : AAA

Grades AAA which should include at least one science subject. Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive Typical Contextual Offer: Grades AAB which should include at least one science subject. If any of your science A levels include a separate practical component, you must also ac

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

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    8th out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

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    164 78%

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    / Max 100
    78 78%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    5
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    / Max 240
    152 66%

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    / Max 100
    74 74%

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    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

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    202 88%

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    / Max 100
    82 82%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    28th

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