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University of Manchester

Environmental Science with International Study

UCAS Code: F903

Master of Environmental Science - MEnvSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Grades AAA which should include at least one science subject. If any of your science A levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

45 credits at level 3 with a minimum of 39 credits at Distinction (15 of which must be in science) and remaining 6 at Merit.

Candidates taking Pre-U principal subjects in conjunction with A levels are expected to achieve a combination of D3 in the Pre-U certificates and Grade A at A level in three distinct subjects which must include one science subject.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics at Grade C minimum or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSE qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points in total (6,6,6 at HL including 1 Science).

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades D*D plus an additional science A level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D*

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with Grade D* plus an additional two A levels (AA) one of which must be science.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

D*DD

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with Grades D*DD plus an additional science A level at Grade A.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades DM plus an additional two A levels (AA) one of which must be science.

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

D*D

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with Grades D*D plus any science A level at Grade A.

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

D*

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with Grade D* plus an additional two A levels (AA) one of which must be science.

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

D*DD

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Applied Science National Extended Diploma with Grades D*DD which must include distinctions in all 7 mandatory science units.

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

D

Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade D plus two A levels (AA) with one science at Grade A.

Highers of AAB plus two Advanced Highers at Grade A or one Advanced Higher and two Highers at Grade AA (Please consult the A-level requirements for this programme and note any subject requirements before applying).

Highers of AAB plus two Advanced Highers at Grade A or one Advanced Higher and two Highers at Grade AA (Please consult the A-level requirements for this programme and note any subject requirements before applying).

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

A in Welsh Baccalaureate in combination with two A-levels. Actual required grade will be determined by the overall entry requirements for the course applied for.

UCAS Tariff

144

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Environmental sciences

Earth sciences

Our MEnvSci Environmental Science course with International Study will allow you to study at one of our worldwide partner universities whilst completing the third year of your degree. This experience can boost your prospects in the job market and give you a new perspective on your subject area.

Environmental Science is the study of how physical, chemical and biological processes maintain and interact with life, and includes the study of how humans affect nature.

The natural world is complex and human activity can have unexpected consequences that are hard to reverse. The study of how physical and biological processes maintain life, and how humans affect nature, requires a broad interdisciplinary perspective. This is why the dedicated study of environmental science is so important. It is only by understanding how the world works that we can begin to tackle some of our pressing problems.

Ensuring that humans needs are met in a sustainable way, so that everyone has access to clean water, clean air and the resources required for agriculture and industrial activity, make up the focus of this undergraduate course.

We are a School of environmental scientists, geologists, chemists, mathematicians, biologists, physicists and computer scientists, who work together to study the Earth's environment. Our degree covers the full breadth of environmental science, reflecting the main research themes that are fundamental to the work we do in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The close alignment between our teaching and research ensures that units are delivered by scholars who are at the forefront of their disciplines.

Our course will equip you with an armoury of skills to take into the world of work, including the ability to analyse problems, to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to develop field, laboratory, numeracy and communication skills.

Our degree is flexible and we offer pathways specialising in:
- Pollution and Environmental Processes

- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

- Atmospheric Science

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£23,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

Department of Earth and Environmental 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.

81%
med
Environmental sciences
82%
med
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.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

45%
UK students
55%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Earth sciences

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
65%
Male students
35%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Environmental 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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Public services and other associate professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Earth sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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