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The University of Manchester

Environmental and Resource Geology

UCAS Code: F630
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Geology
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Grades ABB which should include at least one science subject Any Science subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

Grades ABB which should include at least one science subject. Any Science subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Extended Diploma with a minimum of 70 credits awarded at Distinction, 100 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. 60 credits must be in a science subject at distinction.

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Award
D

International Baccalaureate
33

33 points in total with at least 16 points at higher level which must include one science to at least grade 5 (higher level).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

The University of Manchester

Campus building

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
36%
64%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

43%
57%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
39%
55%
6%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

80%
20%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 73%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

62%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

33%

Staff are good at explaining things

82%

Received sufficient advice and support

60%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
402 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK is officially short of geologists of many different kinds, but we produced a few more than usual last year. We're not the only country in need of good geologists, which is why one in nine UK geology graduates left the country in 2012 to work – and the average starting salary for a UK geology graduate getting a job abroad was nearly £35,000 – rising to over £50,000 in Australia - which compares very favourably with other degrees. And with oil, gas and mining all very big business, and geologists vital to those industries, good geologists will be in demand for a while yet.
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