MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MEarthSc 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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
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Course overview

The integrated masters in Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement (MEarthSci) is a 4 year degree which allows you to spend the third year of your degree working full-time in one of the world's leading research labs.  

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 - 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 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).


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Contact details

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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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