Climate Science BSc (Hons)
University of Liverpool
Key Course Facts
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our earth system, biodiversity and public health. Our oceans, cryosphere, land and atmosphere, as well as the ecosystems they support, are being exposed to warming, sea level rise, coast erosion, habitat and biodiversity loss and pollutants. We need to understand the fundamental science behind our changing climate in order to develop solutions to these global environmental challenges.
The programme in Climate Science aims to provide students with core knowledge on the impact of climate change on our Earth System through modules in ocean sciences, ecology, physical and human geography. The programme is focused on developing problem solving, numerical and practical skills through training in numerical coding, laboratory classes and research-focused projects. Alongside learning about the fundamentals of climate science, you will be introduced to adaptation and mitigation options and sustainability.
We have strong links with scientists from the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool, who provide guest lectures and supervision of projects.
This programme is available with either a Year in China or a Year Abroad. The Year in China offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. The Year Abroad offers students the opportunity to spend a full academic year studying at one of our partner universities around the world, following a mixture of culture and/or discipline-related modules. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China or a Year Abroad you will have the opportunity to apply after you arrive at Liverpool.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
including a Science from: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. For applicants from England: where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Physics or Biology), a pass in the science practical of each subject will be required.
Not accepted without Advanced Highers at ABB including a Science
Applications considered. 45 Level 3 credits in graded units, including 30 at Distinction and a further 15 with at least Merit. 15 Distinctions are required in a science. GCSE Mathematics and English grade C / 4 also required
including a Science from: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics.
Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be BBB or BBC plus A in the EPQ.
33 points including 5 at Higher Level in a science subject, no score below 4.
in a relevant Diploma
including H2 or above in a Science subject.
Accepted at Grade B with AB including a science A level
The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented applicants from all backgrounds to succeed. To help us achieve this, some students will be eligible for a reduced offer based on contextual data. This includes those from a POLAR 4 Quintile 1 background or those who have spent time in social care. Those who fall outside these categories but provide alternative contextual data may be eligible for further consideration as part of the admissions process. This includes further consideration for additional assessments such as interviews and during the results period. To find out how we use contextual data, please see https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying/contextual-data/
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Visa Requirements for International StudentsVisa requirement
All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.
International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.Permission to work while studying
University of Liverpool is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.
Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)
After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.
Average student cost of living in 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, 2023
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 Liverpool
The University of Liverpool is a government funded university found in the city of Liverpool, England. It is one of the universities that founded the Russell Group, the N8 Group which is a partnership of the eight most research-intensive universities in Northern England. The majority of the university’s activities take place in a single urban campus just a five minute’s walk from Liverpool City Centre.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Mathematics with Ocean and Climate Sciences BSc (Hons)||University of Liverpool||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences MSc (Res)||The University of Manchester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Manchester||On campus Part-time|
|Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences MPhil||The University of Edinburgh||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics DPhil||University of Oxford||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|Applied Meteorology and Climatology MSc||University of Birmingham||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences and Air Pollution PhD||University of Birmingham||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Weather and Climate Science MSc||University of Exeter||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences MRes||The University of Manchester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Climate and Atmospheric Science MRes||University of Leeds||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Atmospheric Sciences MPhil||University of Worcester||80%||2%||3%||-||-||144||Worcester||On campus Part-time|