Information regarding our 2022/23 admissions cycle

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BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Duration
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
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.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
F701
UCAS institution code
M20

Course overview

EES students on a field trip.
Tailor your degree to specific pathways 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.

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

You can now watch Virtual Open Day sessions  on demand . The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences have hosted virtual subject sessions which you can stream to learn more about our undergraduate degree programmes.

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).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our  undergraduate student finance pages  and the  Department funding pages .

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 543 4021
Email
Website
https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/
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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