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 2021)
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.
Discover this unit : with online course material for Evolution and Palaeobiology
Get a taste for Earth and Environmental Sciences: explore our short taster sessions.
View lectures : with online materials for Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils
Work in the field
Emma Conway, a fourth year Geology MEarthSci student, shared the highlights of her time completing field work on her degree.
VIDEO: Environmental modelling at Manchester
Dr Paul Connolly gives a lecture introducing his second-year course unit.
Your health, wellbeing and safety
At Manchester, we offer all our students support and encouragement to stay happy and healthy at university.
Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
PASS sessions offer you the opportunity to gain support, advice and help with your studies from students who have been your position.
Cost of Living
Here's how we support current students with their finances while they're studying with us.
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.
Two of our students took over our Instagram to share their experience as students in the Department.
Our student community
Join our student community through GEMS (Geology and Environment for Manchester Students) society.
Visit GEMS on Facebook : about marine geology and geophysics
Wasim Mustafa, a fourth-year MEarthSci student, reflects on his experiences of Geology as an undergraduate.
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.
- Employability: 82% (15 months after graduation, Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019)
- Average salary: £26,711 (15 months after graduation, Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019)
My Summer placement
Second year earth and planetary sciences student Sanya describes her experience in applying for and completing a Summer internship.
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.
Read more : Meet our alumni: an interview with Jonathan Hicks
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.
Read Alicia's blog : Meet our alumni: an interview with Alicia McCabe
Your next steps
Accept your offer
Received all of your offers? You can accept your offer of a place at university now via UCAS Hub.
Your questions answered
We're supporting you through the application process by answering your frequently asked questions.
Chat to a student
Discover what it's like to study at Manchester by talking to a current student online.
A brilliant campus, at the heart of the UK's most liveable city.
Meet your lecturers
Introducing our current first year teaching team.
Find out more about the lecturers who'll deliver your first year modules. They will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding as well as inspire you in the subject, and specialist areas, they are experts in.