What will I learn?

Earth Sciences is a four-year Masters degree course that has been designed to provide a comprehensive and rigorous education in all aspects of Earth Sciences with the opportunity to interact with staff at the cutting-edge of scientific research. It provides you with the opportunity to follow the Geology (F600) or Environmental Geosciences (F630) or Geophysics with Geology (F662) Geoscience (F643) for the first three years and undertake a detailed independent research project in the area of your choice in the fourth year. The MSci Earth Sciences course incorporates a substantial amount of independent (and group) project work which will involve you in high-level quantitative investigations, in addition to advanced key skills training.If you have been accepted on the BSc degree course you can choose to transfer to the four-year MSci degree in Earth Sciences (F644) at the end of your second year. This will depend on your progress in the first two years.It is suitable if you have a strong interest in research in the Earth Sciences, graduates from this course have secured PhD research positions at prestigious universities worldwide.**Years 1 to 3**(Compulsory and optional modules) You are required to choose modules from one of the routes Geology (F600), Environmental Geosciences (F630), Geophysics with Geology (F662)or Geoscience (F643).**Year 4**Compulsory module: Research ProjectOptional modules: Communicating Science / Earth Science Field Seminar / Earth Sciences into Industry / Geological Evolution and Petroleum Systems of the British Isles IV / Environmental Geochemistry IV / Deformation Processes in the Lithosphere IV / Advanced Geophysics IV / Earth System and Climate IVEarth Structure and Dynamics We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2021 entry from September 2020.For more information on this course, please see our website.

Which department am I in?

Earth Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 38,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

South College

Durham University,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£28,500.00 (US$ 38,628) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

St John's College

St John's,

Durham,

DH1 3RJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For US applicants completing the US High School Diploma, we require a minimum of three AP test or SAT subject test scores to be considered for admission.

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

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