Earth Science Matters. Connect to your future at the University of Manchester and gain a unique combination of skills addressing major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Use your excitement about different sciences to understand the origins of planets, the history of Earth and the life that lives upon it. Lecturers from across the natural sciences will help you to explore how your strengths can be combined with others to help change the world and shape our futures. You’ll join a vibrant and diverse student community and learn the academic and practical skills that will set you on the path to a stimulating, challenging career.
We offer 3 and 4 year degree courses in Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Environmental SciencesIn the first year, both the Earth and Planetary Sciences degrees, and the Environmental Science degrees take the same course units. These span the breadth of the natural sciences and allow you to change between any of our degrees up until the end of your first year while you discover where your interests lie.
In the first year you will gain a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, comprehend the present and influence our future. On our courses you will learn to read the 4.5 billion-year record of the Earth, including the formation of our solar system, and the evolution of living systems and changing environmental conditions, while also studying the sustainable development of Earth’s energy and resources.
After the first year you select one from nine possible pathways through the subject (Geology, Geochemistry, Planetary Science, Energy and Resources, Geology and Physical Geography, Palaeobiology in the Earth and Planetary Sciences and Pollution and Environmental Processes, Atmospheric Science and Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology in the Environmental Sciences).
If you study for three years, you will graduate with a BSc degree either in Earth and Planetary Science or in Environmental Science, with your chosen pathway named in brackets after this title. Both degree courses may be extended to four years (MEarthSci and MEnvSci) to give you significant extra research or vocational experience that will make you more attractive to future employers in both academia and industry.
University address and contact details
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
The University of Manchester
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 9371
University Website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/
Department Website: https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/
Department Blog: https://www.mub.eps.manchester.ac.uk/sees/
Why study here: https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/study/why-study-here/