MSc Data Science (Earth and Environmental Analytics) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024

Academic entry qualification overview

  • high 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent)
  • See application and selection tab.

    In your application, you should demonstrate aptitude, knowledge and/or interest in three areas:

    • data analytics and/or statistics;
    • computational subjects; and
    • pathway specific requirements.

    These can be demonstrated by course units taken at undergraduate level and high school level, or professional experience.

    For this Pathway we would expect applicants to evidence an interest and/or experience in topics related to environmental analysis. Examples are:

    • Working experience in environment-themed topics (e.g. environment, climate, natural ecosystems, human social and economic systems, and health)
    • Experience in working in data science, GIS or environmental based data analysis

    Evidence of training in environment-themed methods or topics

    English language

    Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:

    • IELTS Academic test score of 7 overall with no component score below 6.5
    • TOEFL IBT 100 with no score below 22 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757
    Pre-Sessional English Courses

    We will consider applicants who do not meet these scores but you may be required to complete a pre-sessional English language course at the University of Manchester prior to the start of the course.

    To be considered for a pre-sessional English language course for this programme we require the following minimum IELTS (Academic) scores:

    6 Week Pre-Sessional Course : IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each sub-skill  

    10 Week Pre-sessional Course : IELTS 6.0 overall with 6.0 in three sub-skills, and 5.5 in no more than one sub-skill  

    If you have not yet completed your current academic study and are interested in studying a pre-sessional course, you must hold an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test certificate to ensure that you are eligible for a separate visa for the English language course.

    English language test validity

    Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

    Applicants from Majority English-speaking countries

    If you are a national of a   majority English-speaking country   (or have studied for a full bachelor's degree or higher from one of these countries) you may be exempt from submitting further evidence of English language proficiency.

    Other international entry requirements

    We accept a range of qualifications from across the globe. To help international students, the university provides specific information for many individual countries. Please see our  country-specific information page   for guidance on the academic and English language qualifications which may be accepted from your country.