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Environmental Earth Sciences BSc (Hons)

University of St Andrews

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UCAS CODE: F642

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Environmental Earth Sciences focuses principally on understanding the processes that influence Earth’s surface environments and how those are modified by both natural and anthropogenic processes. The programme addresses the main challenges facing society from climate change to environmental degradation and the methods employed to better understand how the oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere are interconnected and drive environmental change. The degree utilises geology, chemistry, physics, and biology to understand Earth’s surface environment both past and present. Applied training includes hands-on experience with cutting-edge techniques central to field and lab-based studies in environmental and geobiological sciences. The BSc in Environmental Earth Sciences from St Andrews is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

The BSc (Hons) in Environmental Earth Sciences is a four-year course run by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. During your degree, you will be able to take advantage of hands-on field and laboratory-based research projects that investigate topics as varied as the isotopic signals preserved in ancient rocks to recent sediments and what they record about conditions at the time of their formation, to the impact of volcanoes on climate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,100per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAB

To include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Subjects excluded: Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and General Studies.

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University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    3rd

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 72 2

    5th out of 29

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    211 100%

    1st

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.55 91%

    2nd

    5
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    204 90%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    9th

    2

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