Earth Sciences Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Environmental Geoscience with Year in Industry Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences BSc (Hons) University College London 79% 0% 0% £9250 £35000 163 London On campus Full-time
Geoscience with a Year in Industry Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Geoscience with A Year of International Study Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons) University College London 79% 0% 0% £9250 £35000 149 London On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences MGeol (Hons) University of St Andrews 88% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 239 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Geosciences & Sustainable Energy BSc (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Environmental Earth Science (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons) Aberystwyth University 92% 0% 20% £9000 £18830 111 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences Msci (Hons) Durham University 92% 5% 10% £9250 £29500 171 Durham On campus Full-time
Environmental Earth Science BSc (Hons) Aberystwyth University 92% 0% 5% £9000 £18830 111 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Geoscience Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University College London 91% 0% 0% £9250 £35000 129 London On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Science Msci (Hons) Imperial College of Science 56% 10% 0% £9250 £40940 182 London On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons) University of Bristol - 8% 12% £9250 £27200 160 Bristol On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience MSc University of Exeter 89% 0% 0% £9250 £29700 167 Exeter On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences Msci (Hons) University College London 79% 0% 0% £9250 £35000 149 London On campus Full-time
Environmental Earth Science (with integrated year studying abroad) BSc (Hons) Aberystwyth University 92% 0% 20% £9000 £18830 111 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) Cardiff University 88% 5% 10% £9000 £25450 £28200 126 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience MSc Cardiff University 88% 5% 3% £9000 £25450 £28200 125 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience with a Year of International Study Msci (Hons) Royal Holloway, University of London 78% 5% 0% £9250 £25200 144 Egham On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Bristol - 8% 10% £9250 £29300 154 Bristol On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Exeter 89% 0% 0% £9250 £29700 167 Exeter On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Science with a Year Abroad MSc Imperial College of Science 56% 10% 0% £9250 £40940 164 London On campus Full-time
Geoscience BSc (Hons) Durham University 85% 5% 4% £9250 £29500 168 Durham On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) The University of Edinburgh - 5% 5% £9250 £34800 193 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) Durham University 85% 20% 0% £9250 £29500 159 Durham On campus Full-time
Environmental Earth Sciences BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews 86% 0% 0% £9250 £30160 203 St Andrews On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences (International Programme) Msci (Hons) University College London 79% 0% 0% £9250 £35000 149 London On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Science BSc (Hons) Imperial College of Science 56% 10% 0% £9250 £40940 145 London On campus Full-time
Environmental Earth Science (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons) Aberystwyth University 92% 0% 20% £9000 £18830 111 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad Msci (Hons) University of Bristol - 8% 10% £9250 £29300 176 Bristol On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience with a Year of Study Abroad BSc (Hons) Cardiff University 88% 5% 3% £9000 £25450 £28200 125 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Aberdeen 92% 10% 0% £9250 £26100 £24800 188 Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Sciences BSc (Hons) The University of Manchester 81% 5% 10% - - 156 Manchester On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Sciences MEarthSci The University of Manchester 81% 5% 8% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Geology (Environmental Geoscience) BSc (Hons) University of Keele 76% 5% 5% - - 111 Newcastle under Lyme On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) Swansea University 78% 0% 6% - - 174 Swansea On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) Plymouth University 86% 2% 7% - - 113 Plymouth On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Sciences with Industrial Experience MEarthSci The University of Manchester 81% 5% 8% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Archaeology/Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow 71% 5% 0% - - 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons) University of Glasgow 71% 5% 5% - - 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Sciences with International Study MEarthSci The University of Manchester 81% 5% 8% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences (Foundation) (1+3) BSc (Hons) University of Liverpool 78% 0% 0% - - 164 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Science with a Research Placement MEarthSci The University of Manchester 81% 5% 8% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Liverpool 78% 0% 0% - - 164 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons) Swansea University 78% 0% 6% - - 127 Swansea On campus Full-time
Earth and Planetary Science with an Integrated Foundation Year MEarthSci The University of Manchester 81% 5% 8% - - 159 Manchester On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow 90% 5% 5% - - 211 Glasgow On campus Full-time
Earth Science BSc (Hons) Newcastle University 67% 0% 5% - - 132 Newcastle On campus Full-time
Sustainable Energy Geoscience MSc University of Aberdeen - - - £13200 £28800 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Biology and Earth Sciences BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews - - - £9250 £30160 - St Andrews On campus Full-time
Chemistry and Earth Sciences BSc (Hons) University of St Andrews - - - £9250 £30160 - St Andrews On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience BSc (Hons) University of Southampton - - - £9250 £27400 - Southampton On campus Full-time
Integrated Petroleum Geoscience MSc University of Aberdeen - - - £11900 £31000 - Aberdeen On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience MSc University of Southampton - - - £9250 £27400 - Southampton On campus Full-time
Energy Geosciences MSc Royal Holloway, University of London - - - £12600 £22800 - Egham On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences MSc (Res) Royal Holloway, University of London - - - - £25000 - Egham On campus Part-time
Geography and Earth Science PhD Aberystwyth University - - - - - - Aberystwyth On campus Part-time
Earth Sciences PhD Aberystwyth University - - - - - - Aberystwyth On campus Part-time
Advanced Applied Field Geoscience MSc University of South Wales - - - - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Applied Marine Geoscience MSc Bangor University - - - - - - Bangor On campus Full-time
GeoSciences (Individual Project - Taught Pathway) MSc (Res) The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Petroleum Geoscience MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences MPhil University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences MPhil Aberystwyth University - - - - - - Aberystwyth On campus Part-time
Earth Sciences DPhil University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
Earth Sciences MESc University of Oxford - - - - - - Oxford On campus Full-time
GeoSciences (Individual Project) MSc (Res) The University of Edinburgh - - - - - - Edinburgh On campus Part-time
Holocene Climates MPhil (Res) University of Cambridge - - - - - - Cambridge On campus Full-time
Geoscience for Sustainable Energy MSc The University of Manchester - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Geospatial Engineering MPhil Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Environmental Geoscience MRes MRes Newcastle University - - - - - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
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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 £24981 £24496 £28785
25-75 percentile range £21491 - £29019 £19181 - £30313 £22339 - £36076

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25361 £25067 £29707
25-75 percentile range £21965 - £28627 £20396 - £30329 £23965 - £36800

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.

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

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

Example below based on all graduates of Earth Sciences at Coventry University

15% Administrative occupations
10%
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
10% Sales occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Earth Sciences

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Earth Sciences, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Earth Sciences is the study of the earth as a unified system; includes earth resources, surface and crustal processes.

The median salary of graduates of Earth Sciences was £24981 15 months after graduation, £24496 3 years after graduation and £28785 5 years after graduation.

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