University of Glasgow
Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Earth Sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Environmental Sciences at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £23000 £27000
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £25000 £18000 - £26500 £21000 - £31500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Earth Sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22808 £23677 £27843
25-75 percentile range £19563 - £26451 £18283 - £29237 £21573 - £35040

Course Description

EARTH SCIENCE: Earth Science is the study of the Earth system, in particular the interaction of geology with surface processes and environments, and associated natural and anthropogenic changes. Earth Science focuses on the study of climate change, water resources, landscape evolution, environmental and natural hazards, and the application of Earth system science and geology to real world socio-environmental problems. You will take part in an exciting fieldwork programme which includes both overseas locations and UK based field sites with many one day visits to local sites.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Environmental Geoscience, Msci (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons) at University of Glasgow

25% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Sales occupations
15% Conservation and environment professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Elementary occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Earth Sciences

Qualification requirements

Additional requirements: A-level Science subject.

Additional requirements: Two Higher Science subjects.

36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL) Additional requirements: HL Science subject.


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

Costs

Tuition Fees Environmental Geoscience Msci (Hons)

England UK £37000
Northern Ireland £37000
Wales £37000
Channel Islands £37000
EU £9100
Scotland £9100
International £94590

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that these students only pay for 4 years of this 5 year degree programme◾Support for students from England Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/englandwalesandnorthernireland/ for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland SAAS pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at www.saas.gov.uk You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees please visit: www.gla.ac.uk/international/ ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ for more details.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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

Application deadline:

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Natural Sciences

    • #272 
    Environmental Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #20 
    Geography & Environmental Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #12 
    Geology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #231 
    Geology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #126 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #173 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #50 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #76 
    Geography
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #101 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

See all 35 university rankings of University of Glasgow

About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

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Where is this programme taught

Glasgow Campus
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