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Royal Holloway, University of London

Environmental Geoscience with Year in Industry

UCAS Code: F644

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB including a Science subject. Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economics factors which may have impacted an applicant's education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass in a relevant subject with at least 15 level 3 credits in Science units at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.

Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as follows: D3 = A, M1 or M2 = B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6,5,5 at Higher Level, including a 5 at Higher Level in an acceptable Science subject, with a minimum of 32 points overall.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including H3 in one acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject plus one A-level grade B in an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

Distinction plus two A-levels grades BB including one A-level in an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a Science subject. Substantial Maths content is required. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

ABB including an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB including an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Earth sciences

The knowledge and skills of environmental geoscientists puts them in a prime position to help overcome some of the world’s most pressing concerns, including overpopulation and global industrialisation. This versatile five-year programme will equip you with acute problem-solving skills and a profound understanding of humanity’s relationship with our physical world.

Study Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway, University of London and you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skillset that will make you a highly employable candidate to employers in a variety of fields. You’ll also benefit from the valuable workplace experience and professional connections you’ll make during your year in industry, taking them on into the workplace when you graduate.

The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most prestigious in the country, and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016). Our renowned research culture means that teaching is closely linked to our research strengths, and you’ll contribute your own findings during your final year individual research project.

Environmental Geoscience gives you the opportunity to participate in fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas where you will develop your scientific understanding and hands-on experience of environmental, ecological and health issues.

This programme is ideal for those who wish to progress into postgraduate study or a scientific or technical career and is also recommended for those who wish to undertake a broader and deeper study of the subject.

+ Graduate with a Masters degree from a department consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016)

+ Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent – no.2 in the UK. (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).

+ Enjoy extensive fieldwork opportunities in the UK and Europe.

+ Gain invaluable career experience and valuable contacts during your year in industry.

+ Gain a practical skillset geared towards a career in Earth Sciences and other related fields.

Modules

Global Tectonics, Introductory Sedimentology, Environmental Issues with Maths, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology 1, Physics and Chemistry of Earth, Earth Structures, Introductory Palaeontology, Scientific and Geological Field Skills, Stratigraphy and History of Life, Regional Geology, Geohazards, Geochemistry, Advanced Concepts and Techniques in Geology, GIS and Remote Sensing

Assessment methods

The course has a modular structure, whereby students take sixteen course units at the rate of four per year. Some course units are compulsory while others are elective, thereby offering flexibility and choice. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-year examination in varying proportions, depending on the course units you choose to take. The first year is foundational and marks do not count towards your final degree. The second, third and final year marks do count, with more importance being given to the final year marks in order to reward progress and achievement.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Royal Holloway, University of London

Department:

Earth Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Earth sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Earth sciences

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
387

After graduation


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Earth sciences

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This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Natural and social science professionals
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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