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BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences
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BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB which should include at least one science subject.  If any of your science A levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component.
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades ABB which should include at least one science subject. If any of your science A levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer
35 points in total (6,6,5 at HL including 1 science)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
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Course overview

Choose your Pathway at the end of Year 1

The BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences is a 3 year degree which offers you the flexibility to tailor your interest in one of six areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geology and Physical Geography, Planetary Science, Palaeobiology or Energy and Resources.  The degree includes extensive field and practical training, with UK and overseas field courses in every year of study.

Open days

Undergraduate Open Days - 28 September and 12 October 2019

During the  Undergraduate Open Day  the department will provide a subject specific overview of Earth and Planetary Science and Environmental Science at Manchester. Talks will take place in The Williamson Building which is located at number 52 on the campus map and will last approximately 1 hour (including a Q & A session at the end).

In addition to the subject specific talks there will also be a range of activities taking place in the department between 10 am and 3pm. During this time prospective applicants will have an opportunity to meet current staff and students to discuss the courses offered in more detail.

Applicants to Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Sciences degrees will have a further opportunity to visit the department on a  Visit Day  .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2019 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £23,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


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Contact details

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
+44(0)161 306 9371
+44(0)161 306 9361
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