MSci Geology with Study Abroad (F609)

2022 entry

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UCAS code F609
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £25,900 per year
  • International students: £25,900 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About MSci Geology with Study Abroad

If you are curious about our planet and interested in finding solutions to global problems, this course is for you. Learn about the physics, chemistry and history of the Earth through hands-on examination of earth materials such as rocks, minerals and fossils, and use remote sensing techniques to explore the structure and chemistry of its inaccessible areas.

You will also study in English at one of our partner universities overseas. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more.

You'll be taught by renowned experts whose research feeds directly into your studies, meaning you'll learn at the cutting edge of scientific developments. Recent options have included Volcanic Hazards, Global Tectonics, Mineral Resources and Hydrogeology.

MSci courses allow you to study more advanced material in greater depth during the additional year, giving you a career boost through investing in your skills development or preparing you for further research.

We have a large geology collection and the ability to measure unique geochemical reactions, giving you an insight into geology in practice.

Field trips are a huge part of why our community is so tight knit. You'll get to know course mates and key staff while honing your practical skills. You will gain plenty of hands-on experience, with over 40 days of fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee.

The skills developed throughout your studies are highly valued by employers, from scientific and technical skills including coding, modelling, lab skills and data analysis, to transferable skills such as communication, creativity and resilience.

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See a list of all Geology degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for MSci Geology with Study Abroad - 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 subject and another science-related subject, or BBC in three core science/mathematics subjects
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/mathematics 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 subject and another science-related subject or 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5,5,4 at Higher Level in three core science/mathematics subjects
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 Science, Biomedical/ Medical/ Health Science or Psychology (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 21 credits at Distinction and 24 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits (with 9 at Distinction) from units in any one of Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics; and
  • at least 12 credits (with 9 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.

Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, 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, Physics and Geology.

Science-related subjects also include: Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geography and Marine Science.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
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.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS. Mature students 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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