Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad
University of Bristol
Key Course Facts
Examine the interactions between the geology, biology, chemistry and physics of Earth’s surface, oceans and atmosphere and gain a deep understanding of Earth’s environment and how it can be influenced by human activities.
Learn with experts whose research feeds directly into your studies at the cutting edge of scientific developments. Recent options have included Soils and the Critical Zone, Environmental Impact Assessments, Oceans and Climates, and Environmental Radioactivity. By your final year you’ll be conducting your own independent research and exploring the questions that matter most to you.
Your third year is spent abroad, studying units comparable to those offered at Bristol. Recently, students have been to North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more.
MSci courses allow you to study more advanced material in greater depth during the additional year, giving you a career boost through investing in your skills development or preparing you for further research.
You will gain plenty of hands-on experience, with over 40 days of fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, the cost of which is included in your tuition fee. Field trips are a huge part of why our school community is so tight knit, giving you the chance to get to know your course mates and key staff while honing your practical skills.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad, Msci (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
Standard offer: AAB including a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or ABB in three core science/mathematics subjects. Contextual offer: ABC including AB (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and at least 15 credits at Distinction from units in any one of Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics; and at least 15 credits at Distinction from units in any one of Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics. Mature students are welcome to contact mature-student[email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.
Advanced Higher: AB in a core science/mathematics subject.
Standard offer: 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science or mathematics subject and another science-related subject, or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5, 5 in three core science/mathematics subjects Contextual offer: 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 (in any order) at Higher Level in a core science or mathematics subject and another science-related subject Please visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
DDD in Applied Science or Engineering, plus B in A-level Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations), Physics or Chemistry.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
European Baccalaureate offer: 80% overall, with 8.5, 8.0 (in any order) in a core science/mathematics subject and another science-related subject. Core science/mathematics subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Further Mathematics; Mathematics; and Physics. Science-related subjects also include: Computer Science; Environmental Science; Geography; Geology; Marine Science; and Psychology.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
- Undergraduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees Law, Econ, Medicine, English
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad, Msci (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Environmental Geoscience with Study Abroad Msci (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10750||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About University of Bristol
The University of Bristol is a traditional red brick research university located in Bristol, England. This university does not have a campus that it designates as its main campus, but instead has a group of buildings in the city centre which is referred to as the “University precinct”. With six different faculties and 29 distinct schools, there is sure to be something of interest for almost any student at Bristol.
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