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MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with Year in Industry / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
MEarthSci with Honours
4 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades AAA 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 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 International Baccalaureate offer
36 points in total (6,6,6 at HL including 1 science)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

Choose your Pathway at the end of Year 1
Choose your Pathway at the end of Year 1

The integrated masters in Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Year in Industry (MEarthSci) is a 4 year degree which allows you to spend the third year of your degree gaining valuable paid experience in industry.  Industry input into development of our cutting-edge course content ensures real-world relevance.

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

Open days

Undergraduate Open Days - 21 and 22 June 2019

During the Undergraduate Open Day the School will be hosting a repeated talk in the morning and afternoon which will provide a subject specific overview of Earth and Planetary Science and Environmental Science at Manchester. Each talk 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).

  • Session 1: 10.30am
  • Session 2  1pm

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.

If you are unable to attend either of the above dates there will be forthcoming open days on 28 September 2019 and 12 October 2019.

Applicants to Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Sciences degrees will have a further opportunity to visit the School 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)161 275 0776
+44(0)161 306 9361
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