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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: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. Required subjects: Biology and Chemistry, plus a Pass in the practical element of both subjects 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: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science.
ABB including an acceptable Science subject. Acceptable Science subjects: 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: 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: 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: Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Chemistry, Geography, Biology, Computer Science. At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
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.
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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.
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- 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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As far as we know, planet Earth and the plants and animals on it represent a single oasis of life in an otherwise barren universe. Geoscience at Royal Holloway, University of London helps to develop a holistic understanding of the formation and evolution of Earth and the life on it. This comprehensive four-year programme brings together elements of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics to give you a thorough understanding of the complex systems that govern our planet and its neighbours. You’ll graduate with a Masters degree in Earth Sciences, making you a highly employable candidate in a range of scientific and technical fields and putting you in a strong position to progress to further postgraduate study. You’ll study in a prestigious department consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016) – and contribute to our renowned research culture with your year 4 Independent Geoscience Project. Pursue your passion for Geoscience and unlock some of our planet’s most compelling secrets. This exciting programme has seen previous graduates progress to careers in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries, among others, and is ideal for those who wish to pursue research degrees in further postgraduate study. 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. Choose from a range of optional courses to tailor your learning to your own interests and ambitions.
Global Tectonics, Introductory Sedimentology, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology 1, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Earth Structures, Introductory Palaeontology, Scientific and Geological Field Skills, Stratigraphy and the History of Life, Regional Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Geology 2, Geochemistry, Advanced Scientific and Geological Field Skills, Advanced Concepts and Techniques in Geology, Independent Geological Field Mapping In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available
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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