MEarthSci Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Research Placement / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- MEarthSc with Honours
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
AAA, including at least one science subject.
- Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB, 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
36 points overall with 6,6,6 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 .
- Sustainable Development Goals
Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:
- Goal 13: Climate action
- Goal 14: Life below water
- Goal 15: Life on land
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.
Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £31,000 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).
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.
Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.
To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.
Goal 13: Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Goal 14: Life below water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15: Life on land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- 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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