A message to our offer-holders
Choose Manchester and you'll benefit from world-class teaching from renowned scientists.
You will enjoy life-changing field trips and use our facilities to understand the world and help tackle global challenges affecting the planet. All while you acquire the skills and hands-on experience for a career with unlimited opportunities.
We focus on developing the skills desired by graduate employers: a passion for learning, multidisciplinary problem-solving, team-working, communication skills, numeracy and programming.
Study at a UK top 10 university for Earth and Environmental Sciences. (THE World Rankings 2023)
Explore different areas before you decide your pathway in Earth and Planetary Sciences or Environmental Sciences.
Across the world
Journey across the world on cv-enhancing field trips that will equip you with transferable skills.
Join a close-knit, multicultural student community with many societies to get involved with.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
How can you make a difference?
We're helping to tackle global challenges, and we want you to be a part of it.
Discover the pathways open to you as an Earth and Environmental Sciences student.
Example materials in Evolution and Palaeobiology
Explore engaging online course content for seven lectures delivered to students as part of this course unit.
VIDEO: Environmental modelling at Manchester
Dr Paul Connolly gives a lecture introducing his second-year course unit.
Watch our students from across the Faculty of Science and Engineering celebrating their achievements in our recent scholarship award ceremony.
Student life at Manchester
Student life at Manchester
Explore the experience you’ll enjoy in the department.
We’re one of the largest departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the UK, giving you access to a vibrant community of students, lecturers and researchers.
You will also benefit from small-group working and a close working relationship with renowned, world-leading teachers in their field.
Day in the life of an earth scientist
Sanya Panda, MEarthSci Earth Sciences with Industrial Experience
Meet Sanya, and follow her on a day in her life as an earth and environmental sciences student.
Careers and employability
Make a difference
Benefit from our research into climate change, pollution and ecosystem conservation, energy and resources, opening doors to roles that can make a difference. Fieldwork will give you multidisciplinary problem-solving and team-working skills, which graduate employers actively look for.
Data from our graduate outcomes survey (15 months after the course, students graduating in 2021):
- Average salary: £25,000
- Making a difference: 75% of employed graduates feel their work is meaningful
My graduate journey - 1 year on
Matt’s passion for the natural world led to him pursuing a career that would allow him to protect the natural environment.
My graduate journey - 2 years on
Madeleine tells us how her interest in corporate social responsibility and planet conservation secured her an influential job at Finastra.
My graduate journey - 10 years on
Alicia's career as a Mining Technology Consultant allows her to travel the world, from the Surinamese jungle to the Kalahari desert.