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Main entry requirements
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 include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science General Studies and Critical thinking A-levels are not accepted At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics are also required.
AABBB including an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.
ABB including an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.
Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject plus one A-level grade B in an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a Science subject. Substantial Maths content is required. Acceptable Science subjects include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
6,5,5 at Higher Level, including a 5 at Higher Level in an acceptable Science subject, with a minimum of 32 points overall. Acceptable Science subjects include: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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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
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Population growth, global industrialisation and other related issues are putting our planet under unprecedented strain. As an Environmental Geoscientist you'll be in a position to apply both acute problem-solving skills and the profound understanding of humanity’s relationship with the planet required to help overcome some of our most significant threats. This four-year programme gives you a thorough understanding of environmental geoscience, and is an ideal preparation to progress into postgraduate study or a scientific or technical career. The Department of Earth Sciences is consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016). As an Environmental Geoscience student you'll contribute to our leading research and work alongside our expert academics in a friendly, community-focussed department. Participating in exciting fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas will develop your scientific understanding and hands-on experience of environmental, ecological and health issues. Choose from a range of optional modules in years two, three and four, tailoring your learning experience to fit your interests and career ambitions. You’ll graduate with an integrated Masters (MSci) degree from one of the UK’s most highly-regarded departments, with the practical and research skills you need to pursue a rewarding career in your chosen field. This programme has been developed to lead students to posgraduate study and and is also recommended for those who wish to undertake a broader and deeper study of the subject. It will prepare you for careers in petroleum geology, environmental engineering, geographic analysis and other exciting sectors. 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 a practical skillset geared towards a career in Earth Sciences and other related fields. Become a part of a friendly, community-focussed department with a high staff-to-student ratio.
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
Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.
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