MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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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
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.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
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
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Course overview

Graduate EES student shares their experience.

The theory I learned at Manchester gave me a fundamental base to apply in the field.

As well as the very useful practical lessons and field trips that expose you to the real life of working.

Matthew Rovardi / BSc (Hons) graduate

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. You'll also spend Year 3 of your degree working full-time in one of the world's leading research labs.

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. Practical, hands-on field work will take you to geologically and environmentally fascinating locations in the UK and abroad in every year of study.

Open days

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 .

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

Contact details

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 .

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