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Earth and Planetary Sciences MEarthSci

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: F702

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  • Qualification

    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our 4 year integrated master's degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences will give you significant research experience, a highly desirable skillset for future employers in both academia and industry; and invaluable if you wish to go on and study for a PhD.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**The course 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 degree includes extensive field and practical training, with UK and overseas field courses in every year of study. There is also the option to transfer to a related degree during your second year to incorporate industrial experience , a research placement or international study .**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, which can include geography. Candidates holding geography as their only science subject will be required to demonstrate an interest and understanding of physical geography, normally at interview. 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.

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

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    10th out of 71 1

    15th out of 30 2

    6th out of 50 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    158 79%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    6th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    32nd

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    152 69%

    10th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    12th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    25th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    198 88%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    4th

    18
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    33rd

    5

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