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MSc Geoscience for Sustainable Energy / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2021

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Academic entry qualification overview

An upper second class degree or equivalent in Geology, Geophysics, Petroleum Engineering or related discipline.

When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess an acceptable English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:

  • IELTS:   at least 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0.  
  • TOFEL iBT:   at least 90 overall with no sub-test below 20. We do not accept 'MyBestScore'.
  • Pearson Test of English: 70 overall with no less than 65 in each component.

Further information on language requirements can be found on our  website  .

Pre-sessional English

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:   Minimum 6.0 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.
  • 10 Week Pre-sessional Course:  Minimum 5.5 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.

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.

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 degree or higher from one of these countries) you may be exempt from submitting further evidence of English language proficiency.

Relevant work experience

Relevant industrial experience may also be considered alongside a previous degree in an application.