=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
=3 rd
University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
Oxford Road, Manchester, Lancashire, M13 9PL, United Kingdom

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Our MEarth Sci Earth and Planetary Science course will give you significant research experience that will make you more attractive to future employers in both academia and industry and will be invaluable if you wish to go on and study for a PhD. The Earth is a dynamic, natural system that has evolved as a result of physical and chemical processes which have influenced the growth and demise of ecosystems for over 4.5 billion years. It continues to evolve both naturally and as a result of the impact of humans. Earth Science is at the core of our everyday lives. The Earth's crust and atmosphere support our water and energy needs whilst mineral resources supply the raw materials necessary for the success of many industries, including transportation, communication systems, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. A degree in the Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of Manchester is focused on a holistic understanding of Earth systems in order to learn from the past, understand the present and influence the future. As Earth Science is at the cross-roads of the natural sciences, it provides an enriching alternative to a single honours degree in maths, physics, chemistry, geography or biology, and can open the door to an exciting range of career options. 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: **Geology** The physical evolution of the Earth over geological time, as reconstructed from the rock and fossil record. **Planetary Science** 'Comparative planetology' - understanding the Earth in terms of the other planetary systems. **Geochemistry** A multidisciplinary science that integrates the principles of chemistry, physics and biology to study Earth and other planets' processes and dynamics. **Energy and Resources** The formation of natural resources and their sustainable and efficient exploration and extraction. **Geology and Physical Geography** Processes that occur on the Earth's surface and how humans and societies have learned to exploit and protect themselves from these phenomena. Focusing on the last 2.6 million years of Earth's history (i.e. the Quaternary), and predictions of, and future planning for, environmental change, this pathway allows you to choose units taught by Geographers from the School of Environment, Education and Development. **Palaeobiology** The study of Earth's life systems, their interplay over geological time, and the construction of the modern biosphere. The reputation of Earth and Planetary Sciences at The University of Manchester's School of Earth and Environmental Science rests on our world-leading inter-disciplinary research into processes operating on, within and beyond the Earth. This research incorporates biological, chemical, physical and environmental aspects of the world and solar system we live in. Our staff and students work within a global network of researchers and institutes, and we encourage students to take up the opportunities this presents. Our size and research strengths allow us to offer you a number of specialised pathways within the Earth and Planetary Science course, taught by internationally recognised staff with expertise across the earth and environmental sciences. Our state-of-the-art teaching facilities include a dedicated undergraduate community space within the School, computing facilities with industry-standard software and undergraduate research laboratories. You'll experience a strong and cohesive student network with a vibrant student society and student chapters of professional organisations.

  • Qualification
    Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £23,000