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Palaeontology and Geology with an International Year MSci

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science - MSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Studying this degree course will give you a rigorous training in Earth Sciences, with a particular emphasis on palaeontology, the study of ancient life. The biology aspect of the programme will enhance your understanding of evolutionary processes and of the environmental controls on species distribution. This course will provide you with opportunities for employment as a professional palaeontologist or palaeobiologist engaged in further research or museum works, or as an applied palaeontologist/biostratigrapher within an oil company.Our four-year Palaeontology and Geology with an International Year MSci programme provides an opportunity for you to spend a year studying overseas whilst following your interests in Palaeontology and Geology more fully, and developing key skills for career development.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,260per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Required subjects and grades: At least one science A level subject. Specified subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking.

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 7,800 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 103 8

    15th out of 29 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    156 68%

    24th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    83rd

    39
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    140 61%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    23rd

    5

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