MSci Environmental Geoscience (F641)

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UCAS code F641
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
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

About MSci Environmental Geoscience

This interdisciplinary, science-based degree examines the interactions between the geology, biology, chemistry and physics of Earth’s surface, oceans and atmosphere. It gives you a deep understanding of Earth’s environment and how it can be influenced by human activities.

In years one and two you gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to inform your choice of third-year and fourth-year options. Your third year also includes an independent field and laboratory project and an industry-standard environmental impact study.

You will spend half of your final year on a major independent earth science research project. A number of our previous students’ project reports have been published in scientific journals, with students presenting their work to experts in the field.

Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners have included Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins, Environmental Resources Management and EDF.

We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our courses include field trips in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. You will be invited on a field trip just before your first term starts, so you can get to know your year group before lectures begin.

All our environmental geoscience degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London and transfers between courses may be possible.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) subject and another science-related subject
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 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science or mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) subject and another science-related subject, or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5, 5 in three core science/mathematics subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science or mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) subject and another science-related subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from units in any one of Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from units in any one of Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science or Engineering, plus B in A-level Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Physics or Chemistry
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in two science/mathematics subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject (in any order)
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science/mathematics subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Further Mathematics; Mathematics; and Physics.

Science-related subjects also include: Computer Science; Environmental Science; Geography; Geology; Marine Science; and Psychology.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS. Mature applicants and those who have not followed one of the above routes of education will be invited for an interview and test.

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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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