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University of Bristol

Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: F644

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects Contextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with 30 credits at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits in each of two sciences at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2-D3,M2,M3

Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Maths or equivalent) Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

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 three core science/mathematics subjects Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in Applied Science or Engineering plus B in A-level Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Advanced Higher: AB in two science/mathematics subjects.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Standard Higher: AAABB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

104-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental geoscience

This degree examines the interactions between the geology, biology, chemistry and physics of the Earth’s surface, oceans and atmosphere. It gives you a deep understanding of the Earth’s environment and how it can be influenced by human activities, together with the experience of studying in English at one of our partner universities overseas. Students on Study Abroad degrees return with an appreciation of different cultures, exciting new ideas and a broader perspective of the world, all of which can lead to enhanced career prospects.

In years one and two you gain a firm grounding in earth sciences, building your knowledge to inform your choice of advanced topics to study in the following years.

Your third year is spent abroad, studying units comparable to those offered in Bristol. Recently, students have been to North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/).

You will spend half of your final year in Bristol on a major earth science research project. A number of our previous students’ project reports have been published in scientific journals.

Our close links with industry ensure that the skills you gain during your studies are valued by employers. Recent partners have included Shell, Chevron, Reykjavik Energy, Atkins, Environmental Resources Management and EDF.

We have a tightly knit community and a programme of student-run projects, informal seminars and social events. Our courses include field trips in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. You will be invited on a field trip just before your first term starts, so you can get to know your year group before lectures begin.

All our environmental geoscience degrees are accredited by the Geological Society of London, and transfers between courses may be possible.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

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.

86%
med
Environmental geoscience

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
86%
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

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Natural and social science professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Conservation and environment professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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