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Earth and Planetary Sciences with International Study MEarthSci

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: F703

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences course is a 4 year degree programme that will allow you to study at one of our worldwide partner universities whilst completing the third year of your degree. This experience can boost your prospects in the job market and give you a new perspective on your subject area.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 five pathways:- Planetary Science;- Geochemistry;- Geology with Physical Geography;- Energy and Resources;- Palaeobiology.Your third year is spent studying at one of our worldwide partner universities. These currently include universities in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The placement year is fully assessed by the host university and will involve coursework, laboratory classes and examinations. Your study abroad academic tutor will be in contact with you during your stay and will provide help and support when necessary.Students also benefit from significantly reduced fees in the third year of the programme.After your year at an international university, you will return to Manchester and take Year 4 courses, including an independent research project.**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

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 72 4

    13th out of 29 2

    8th out of 49 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    164 78%

    12th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    152 66%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    16th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    202 88%

    5th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    28th

    4

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