MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

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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 overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects. The course specific requirements are that one of the Higher Level subjets must be a Science subject.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at HL as the course specific requirement of one HL science subject.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

EES students on a field trip.
Choose your Pathway at the end of Year 1.

Gain a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, comprehend the present and influence our future in this 4-year, integrated master's (MEarthSci) degree.

On our course you will learn to read the 4.5 billion-year record of the Earth, including the formation of our solar system, and the evolution of living systems and changing environmental conditions, while also studying the sustainable development of Earth's energy and resources. On your doorstep will be some of the UK's wildest settings, ideal for hands-on, practical field work. You'll head to geologically and environmentally fascinating locations in the UK and abroad in every year of study.

Open days

Upcoming open days

19th and 20th June 2020; 3rd and 10th October 2020.

Our Open Days give you the opportunity to come onto campus to look around, find out more about our courses and our Department, as well as meet some of our academic staff, current students and alumni.

During the Undergraduate Open Day the department will provide a subject specific overview of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science at The University of Manchester. Talks will take place in The Williamson Building and will last approximately 1 hour, including a Q & A session at the end.

Applicant visit day

Applicants to Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science degrees will have a further opportunity to visit the department on a Visit Day , where you can meet staff, current students and find out what it's like to be a student here. During the visit day you will have a short interview with a member of the academic staff. In the interview, we will discuss your motivations for studying one of our degree courses. It's also a chance for you to ask questions and find out if the course is right for you.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2020 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,000 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).


Visit our dedicated Scholarships page for information on scholarships and sponsorships available to you, including the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences own William Boyd Dawkins Scholarship.

Contact details

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
+44(0)161 306 9361
School/Faculty overview

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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