What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
116-128 pts depending upon subjects studied, to include minimum 2 A Levels, to include grade C from at least one A level subject from list of subjects below: Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Use of Maths, Environmental Science/Studies, Applied Science, Geography
Any Science subject.
DMM/DDM depending on Science related subjects within BTEC
28 points overall to include 4 at HL in two Science subjects. 30 points overall to include 4 at HL in one Science subjects. English and Maths accepted within: If Advanced Level = 4+ (A1) or 5 (A2/B) If Standard Level = 5+ (A1) or 6 (A2/B) If overseas and not studying English within IB ? MUST have IELTS as part of condition IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each element
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 116-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers90%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
â?¢ Develop your knowledge and skills on a course designed around the needs of the geosciences industries, and draw on the extensive industrial consultancy experience of our staff. â?¢ Deepen your understanding with training in the safe conduct of Earth science fieldwork. â?¢ Develop your confidence with a personal tutor, providing you with weekly guidance throughout your first year. â?¢ Progress your skills in our open access laboratory, LABplus. â?¢ Take part in the substantial fieldwork offered in a variety of UK and overseas locations. You will become an experienced field-worker, able to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to existing Earth science problems. â?¢ Benefit from essential field equipment and e-books, free as part of your welcome package. â?¢ Hone your abilities through the close links University staff maintain with the Earth science sector. Our involvement in these areas ensures your experience at Plymouth will be focused towards the current needs of industry and society while giving you access to the latest industry-standard geological software. â?¢ Work towards becoming a Chartered Geologist, our accreditation by the Geological Society helps you to gain the required experience. â?¢ Take the opportunity to spend your second year studying abroad in Canada, Australia, USA or elsewhere through our direct exchange, ERASMUS or ISEP programmes. Plymouth is currently the only UK institution to offer exchanges through ISEP, giving our students the greatest range of Earth science exchange opportunities available.
Modules include: Earth materials; geological maps and structural geology; geosystems; palaeontology and stratigraphy and the dynamic earth; geological fieldwork; geospatial techniques; sedimentology and palaeontology; stratigraphy and earth history and structures, magmas and volcanoes; geological mapping; geophysics; advanced geological fieldwork; case studies; engineering geology; mineral georesources and petroleum geoscience.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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