MSci Geology (F603)

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UCAS code F603
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 36 overall for Single Honours Geology courses

About MSci Geology

In geology you learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the solid earth through examining collectable earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and by using remote sensing techniques such as seismic waves to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas.

Years one and two give you a firm grounding in Earth sciences, building your knowledge to help you make informed and appropriate unit choices in the third and fourth years of your degree when a broad range of advanced topics is available for study.

You will undertake a detailed, independent mapping project in your third year.

MSci students spend half of their final year on a major research project, which has an excellent chance of being published in scientific literature. An MSci degree is a valuable qualification to have if you wish to progress to PhD study.

More about Geology

Find out more about studying Geology at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for MSci Geology - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including AB in a core science and another science (in any order), or ABB including three core science subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB in a core science and another science (in any order)
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in a core science and another science (in any order), or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6,5,5 in three core science subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6 and 5 at Higher Level in a Core Science and another Science (in any order)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 12 credits at Distinction in two of the following science subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics.
BTEC offer DDM in Science or Engineering plus A-level B in Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including two science/maths subjects†, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 in a core science and another science (in any order)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics. Science subjects also include Environmental Science, Geography, Geology and Psychology

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentB in English Language or Literature and Mathematics.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed, but please seek advice about maintaining relevant skills

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Geological Society for the purpose of partially meeting the experience requirement for Chartered Geologist.

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