This course is available through clearing

If you already have your exam results, meet the entry requirements and hold no offers, then you can apply to this course now.

Contact the admissions team

If you're waiting for your results, then sign up to our clearing alerts to get all the information you need ahead of results day.

Sign up now

MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

Coronavirus information for applicants and offer-holders

We understand that prospective students and offer-holders may have concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The University is following the advice from Universities UK, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Read our latest coronavirus information

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Our common first year provides solid foundation for both our Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science degrees. Should your interests shift in your first year of study, you have the flexibility to transfer to other degrees in the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in Year 1, subject to academic achievement.

Eligibility for continuation onto the fourth year of this MEarthSci programme is based on your marks at the end of Year 2 and/or Year 3. If you are not eligible you will be transferred to the BSc programme.

Interview requirements

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 .


We will consider applicants who wish to defer on a case by case basis. Deferred entry is approved at the discretion of admissions staff and is granted for one year only. We normally guarantee a place in the current year should the applicant's gap year plans change.