BSc Earth and Planetary Sciences / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Science (Honours)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
ABB, including at least one science subject.
- Typical contextual A-level offer
BBB, including at least one science subject.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 with 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including at least one science subject.
We will accept Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.
- 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.
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 .
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.
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).
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.
- Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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- 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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