Bachelor On Campus

Earth Sciences (Hons)

University of St Andrews

60 months
25100 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MGeol in Earth Sciences (Hons) at the University of St Andrews will equip you with the skills and knowledge to investigate Earth as an interconnected system, integrating the study of the oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere throughout its 4.6 billion year history. 


t will allow you to understand the processes that have formed Earth in deep time and those that generate environmental change today and into the future. Applied training is provided via hands-on experience with analytical techniques and focused field and laboratory-based study.

Learning outcomes

The MGeol in Earth Sciences (Hons) at the University of St Andrews allows you to combine undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters level) study into a single five-year programme, graduating with a Masters degree. The course is designed to enhance your research and workplace experiences, explicitly preparing you for a career in industry or a PhD in a competitive market.

The MGeol in Earth Sciences from St Andrews is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to gaining Chartered Geologist status.


The School is proactive in developing career opportunities for all students from first year onwards. There is a wide variety of career options for Earth Sciences graduates, from the energy and natural resource sectors, to environmental and wider science and policy areas, as well as academia.

Several Honours-level courses feature lectures and laboratories run by industry professionals, providing hands-on experience with industrial problem solving. In addition, the MGeol is accredited by the Geological Society of London, which provides a faster track to chartered success.

Recent employers of MGeol Earth Sciences graduates include:

  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • Shell
  • Fugro
  • Geotechnics Ltd
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Norsk Hydro
  • British Geological Survey
  • Scottish Natural Heritage.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Geological Mapping
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Geochemistry
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Global Climate Change
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists
  • Advanced Petrogenesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline - 29 January for UK students


600 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

GCE A-Levels AAB, including at least two of the following subjects:

  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.
IB points 36, including HL6 in two of the following science subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Science or equivalent
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25100 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 60 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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