This flexible programme allows you to select from the range of options offered across environmental geoscience, geology and geophysics. You may also graduate with a degree in Earth Sciences (Palaeobiology), or in Earth Sciences (Planetary Science), dependent on your chosen courses. This four year MSc provides an additional year on top of the Earth Sciences BSc, in which you undertake an independent research project, extend your knowledge with advanced courses related to your specialist pathway, and join in a wide'ranging seminar series on Earth and Planetary System Science.
Year 1 examples: Surface processes; the earth. Year 2 examples: Geology of planetary bodies; from petrology to petrogenesis; history of life; dynamic earth. Year 3 examples: Experimental methods in water'rock interaction; physics of oceans, ice sheets and climate; basin evolution, stratigraphy, and economic aspects. Year 4 examples: Independent MSci project; earth and planetary system science.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£21,320 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|MSci (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
- SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAA
- Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
- GCE A-level ABB-AAA
- European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
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- GCE AS-level
- International Baccalaureate
- SQA Higher
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 66%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%
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Total Written: 40%
Total Coursework: 54%
Total Practical: 6%