BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
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 contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades BBB 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
34 points overall. 6, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects. The course specific requirements are that one of the Higher Level subjects 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.
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
Gain a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, comprehend the present and influence our future.
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.
Our Virtual Open Day took place on Saturday 3rd October 2020. If you missed the live event, you can now watch the sessions on demand . Earth and Environmental Sciences hosted the following subject sessions:Earth and Environmental Sciences - Courses and Careers
This session will introduce you to our degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the types of careers our graduates move into. If you enjoy the natural sciences, come and find out how we combine physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and geology into the study of our earth and its environment.
Earth and Environmental Sciences - Student Experience
In this session you will meet students from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Find out more about why they chose to study with us, their experience on our courses, and living in Manchester.
Applicant visit day
You may be invited to a visit day after submitting your application. These days include a one-to-one chat with one of our academics, and are intended to be as relaxed as possible - they are great for discovering more about student life in Manchester and the course you have chosen. You also get the chance to meet our fantastic current students.
You can find out more about virtual visit days on the Earth and Environmental Sciences website .
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2021 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £24,500 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).
If you are a UK student, you may be eligible for The William Boyd Dawkins Scholarship
International students may be eligible for: The Manchester Science and Engineering International Excellence scholarships
- Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Contact name
- Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 161 543 4021
- 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 .
Courses in related subject areas
Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Physical Geography
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