What will I learn?

This five-year MEarthSci degree explores subjects like geology, chemistry and microbiology and includes a year in industry to advance your academic knowledge with practical work experience in the Earth Science field.

Course overview

Earth science at Newcastle considers novel innovations in the biological, chemical and physical sciences, and supporting technologies such as GIS, remote sensing and environmental informatics.

This five-year degree is similar to our Earth Science MEarthSci Honours but between Stages 2 and 3 you will take a year out in industry. This is a great opportunity to advance your academic knowledge with practical work experience in the Earth science field.

Teaching methods

Teaching is delivered through lectures and practicals in:

  • microscopy
  • rock and mineral identification
  • geological mapping
  • geochemistry

Your future

Earth science graduates are well qualified to enter a wide range of careers and the geoscience industry has a shortage of graduates with the skills taught on this course.

You will be able to enter the global geology industry with potential careers in:

  • mining
  • oil
  • engineering
  • water supply
  • environmental sectors

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Agriculture)

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have American College Test (ACT) with a score of at least 26. Students may be considered for first year entry with a GPA 3.2/4 in a High School Graduation Diploma. Students should have SAT Reasoning with 600 in each plus combination of SAT subject tests with 650 in each and AP tests with scores of 3. Students also considered for first year entry: GPA 2.8+ in an Associate of Arts and GPA 2.8+ in 1-2 years of US College or University (Advanced entry may be awarded if sufficient credit has been obtained in relevant subjects). This will be assessed on a case by case basis. Many of our courses require them to have a particular background in the subject they are applying to study. This is known as ‘pre-requisite’ knowledge. If required, they must evidence this knowledge via relevant AP tests, SAT Subject Tests, honors or college level classes. To study History BA Honours they must be able to demonstrate that they have pre-requisite knowledge of World History. The Specific grade requirements may vary depending on the individual course.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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