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Earth and Planetary Sciences MEarthSci

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: F702

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • 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

25 January

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A level : AAA

AAA, including at least one science subject. If you miss the MEarthSci/MEnvSci grades, but meet the BSc grades (ABB), you will automatically be considered for the BSc option. If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year. 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 b

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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

Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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    162 79%

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    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

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    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    42nd

    10
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    / Max 240
    157 70%

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    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.77 75%

    25th

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    / Max 240
    203 88%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    14th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    39th

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