Earth Sciences Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Glasgow 95% 5% 5% £27750 £84080 163 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
University College London 81% 0% 0% £9250 £31200 159 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 85% 5% 5% £9250 £24700 147 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 95% 5% 5% £37000 £94590 163 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 85% 5% 5% £9250 £24700 147 Bristol On campus Full-time
University of Exeter 94% 5% 10% £9250 £25000 147 Exeter On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 87% 10% 0% £9000 £16300 102 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 87% 10% 0% £9000 £16300 102 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of Keele 84% 5% 5% £9250 £17000 103 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 87% 10% 0% £9000 £16300 102 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 83% 3% 10% £9250 £21580 149 Southampton On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 64% 4% 0% £9000 £23450 125 Cardiff On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 79% 0% 5% £9250 £30400 193 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Durham University 85% 0% 0% £9250 £28500 148 Durham On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 87% 10% 0% £9000 £16300 102 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Cardiff University 64% 4% 0% £9000 £23450 125 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 4% 0% £12200 £22000 125 Egham On campus Part-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 0% £11500 £26000 123 Manchester On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 64% 0% 0% - £24600 123 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Southampton 64% 0% 0% - £24600 123 Southampton On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 64% 0% 0% £4565 £24600 123 Bristol On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 126 Egham On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
Durham University 85% 0% 0% £9250 £28500 148 Durham On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 126 Egham On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 94% 5% 8% £9250 £35100 171 London On campus Full-time
University College London 81% 0% 0% £9250 £31200 159 London On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 94% 5% 8% £9250 £35100 171 London On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University 82% 5% 25% £4327 £15850 162 Aberystwyth On campus Part-time
University College London 81% 0% 5% £9250 £31200 159 London On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% £9250 £23200 123 Egham On campus Full-time
University of Hull 56% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 94 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Hull 56% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 94 Hull On campus Full-time
Durham University 85% 0% 6% £9250 £28500 166 Durham On campus Full-time
University of Hull 56% 5% 5% £9250 £17550 94 Hull On campus Full-time
University of Portsmouth - - - - - - Portsmouth On campus Part-time
University of St Andrews - - - £4260 £16550 - St Andrews On campus Full-time
Aberystwyth University - - - £4327 £15850 - Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 87% 0% 5% - - 128 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Swansea University 90% 0% 5% - - 123 Swansea On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 88% 1% 6% - - 110 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 65% 0% 5% - - 140 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Swansea University 90% 0% 5% - - 123 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 64% 4% 0% - - 125 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Egham On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of South Wales 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Bangor University 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Bangor On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Manchester On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Egham On campus Part-time
University of Aberdeen 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
University of Cambridge 64% 0% 0% - - 123 Cambridge On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 82% 5% 5% £9250 - 122 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 94% 5% 8% - - 171 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 94% 5% 8% - - 171 Newcastle On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Manchester On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Manchester On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 82% 5% 25% - - 162 Oxford On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 82% 5% 0% £9250 - 102 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Birkbeck, University of London - 0% 5% £6935 £10920 - London On campus Part-time
University of Liverpool 80% 0% 0% - - 141 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Aberdeen 87% 2% 10% - - 137 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 82% 5% 25% - - 134 Manchester On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
5151 students of Earth Sciences in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Earth Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22593 £22910 £26699
25-75 percentile range £19101 - £26635 £17239 - £29571 £20463 - £33631

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22267 £24414 £28299
25-75 percentile range £18977 - £25935 £18600 - £29791 £21771 - £34096

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Earth Sciences

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Earth Sciences who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Earth Sciences

  • Local Authorities
  • Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Government Environmental Departments
  • Environmental Monitoring Organisations
  • Environmental Consultancies
  • Nature Conservation Organisations
  • Charitable Trusts

Specialisations within Earth Sciences

  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Astronomy

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Earth Sciences who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Earth Sciences (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Earth Sciences at Imperial College of Science

25% Natural and social science professionals
20% Information Technology Professionals
20% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
20% Engineering professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Protective service occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Earth Sciences

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Earth Sciences studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • PhD with Integrated Study - PhD
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Philosophy - MPhil
  • Master of Research - MRes
  • Master of Philosophy (Research) - MPhil (Res)
  • Master of Earth Sciences - MEarthSci
  • Bachelor of Science - BSc
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil

The median salary of graduates of Earth Sciences was £22593 15 months after graduation, £22910 3 years after graduation and £26699 5 years after graduation.

Archaeology/Environmental Geoscience at University of Glasgow received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 95 out of 100 among 13 respondents.